Dusting Off The Moon

It’s come around so quickly! I’m honoured and delighted to be bringing the show out of its dormancy for another performance as part of York’s International Women’s Week celebrations. (All info here on this Facebook event)

My host is the redoubtable Rose Drew, a fine poet in her own right and a tireless activist for all kinds of right-thinking issues. This will be my venue, Briar House, so there should be some good vibes in the room from all the healing that takes place there during the week. Of necessity, it will be the ‘unplugged’ version of the show as we are without lighting rig and my percussionist is currently on tour with the Unthanks. Tsk.

Also in very exciting news, a former audience member has been using my Monsoon poem with her Year 4 pupils as a way into talking about both literacy and the properties of water! She started by using the pamphlet of my poems that she bought, and then found me online performing the poem as a finalist in the BBC UK Slam last summer. The kids have loved it, have been writing their own water poems, and now they want me to go to Sheffield and work with them for a day! I shall let you know how I get on…


About Kirsten Luckins

Poet and performer. North East Programme Co-ordinator for Apples and Snakes. First collection, The Trouble With Compassion, launched March 2016 and available from Burning Eye Books. First solo show, The Moon Cannot Be Stolen, voted second in Saboteur Awards 2014. Second show currently under construction. Poet-in-Residence at the Heroism & Heartbreak project, Hartlepool Community Archive, looking at WW1 maritime stories.
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