By Bus by Erica Van Horn
Ugly Duckling Presse
Softcover / 4.625 x 7 inches / 72 pp
By Bus is a collection of journeys. Travel by bus in rural Ireland is never dull. It might be a bit uncomfortable, and probably it will be late—but it is never dull. Many people refuse to travel anywhere at all on a bus. They might make this choice from their experiences. These small texts may go some way towards giving readers a seat on the bus.
Erica Van Horn is an artist and writer. Born in New Hampshire in 1954, she has lived in Europe since the early eighties: France, Britain, and now rural Ireland, where she works together with the poet and artist Simon Cutts on the projects of Coracle. Publications include Black Dog White Bark, with Louis Asekoff (Visual Studies Workshop), Seven Lady Saintes (Women’s Studio Workshop), Living Locally (Uniformbooks), Too Raucous For A Chorus (Coracle), which was translated and published as Nous avons de pluie assez eu (Héros Limite), as well as a forthcoming pamphlet in their series L’Ours Blanc. Also forthcoming is Fossil (A Published Event). Her work has appeared in Whitewalls, Tether, The Recorder: American Irish Historical Society, and Damn the Caesars, among other publications.