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Paul Farley & Michael Symmons Roberts: Edgelands
- Thu, 06 Feb 2014
- 7.30 PM - 9.00 PM
- Tickets: £5 / £3
The book Edgelands explores marginal, in between spaces - themes echoed though visual art in the Soft Estate exhibition, with its focus on ‘non-places’. It asks us to reconsider those in between, marginal spaces that we pass through or visit reluctantly, neither ‘the city’ nor ‘the countryside’, and examines the rich legacy of visual art that engages with these zones – how, in a way, visual artists have been the pioneer species of the edgelands. Described as ‘a masterpiece of its kind … A beautifully conceived work of exploration by two emissaries to the wilderness who do the wasteland proud’ (John Burnside, The Times), the book by these two award-winning North West poets is in a ‘nature writing’ tradition but also critiques it. Here, the authors read from Edgelands, talk about how it took shape through collaboration and discuss art in the margins.
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Image: Paul Farley by Jemimah Kuhfeld.