There is a great review of last night’s “Talking About Horror” event with Adam Millard courtesy of Polly Robinson on her blog 🙂
42’s Andrew Owens introduced Polly Robinson the first performer of the evening. Polly read three of her poems, Shadow of Fear, Spilt Milk, and He Drinks Blood. Two are vampire poems and the other, Spilt Milk, is about a long-term homeless person in the city.
Next on was Tony Judge, with an extract from his book ‘The Whole Rotten Edifice’ set on the Russian Front in WWII – Marta prepares to fight, (pp.20-25), her colleague, Tanya, is killed ‘her quivering boots playing random drumbeats on the wood’ – a vivid description of life in the trenches with the protagonists held as ‘a pair of fledgling raptors’. This reading made many in the audience want to read more and luckily Tony had brought along a few copies of the book, just in case!
Andrew announced Michael R Brush, who read two short stories, The Skeleton in the Cupboard and The Good…
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