Nick Ascroft – 2003
In 2003, Nick Ascroft was given a one semester 'mini-Burns' and during that time he worked on poems for his yet-to-be-published third collection, Anonymous Phenomena, and the draft of a novel. The unpublished 'Horton hatches an Abortion' was written during 2003 and began life as a series of in-jokes and witty remarks with Ascroft's girlfriend, revolving around a comic-strip character he had invented called Bernard. Ascroft is currently living and writing in Oxford.
Nick Ascroft, "'Horton hatches an Abortion'. An America of Esoterica for Kate". Typescript. 2003. Private Collection.