Abridged is an awesome thing: a beautiful journal that brings art and poetry together in an often both illuminating and unsettling way, edited by the wonderful Greg McCartney, a former colleague of mine and also the man who introduced me to Siobhán McGibbon and thus I guess he is somehow also the genesis of McGibbon O'Lynn...
In the current issue, Abridged is focused on the notion of Relapse: " Abridged is exploring our personal and societal obsession with the past and our (increasingly ironic, given the technology available) seemingly inevitable retreat into it."
I am very pleased to have a couple of poems in this issue, especially since they are among some very good company.
The current issue of Abridged is being launched:
Thurs 19th July - Golden Threat Gallery in Belfast
Fri 20th July - RUA RED, Dublin
Sat 4th August - Void Gallery, Derry
Some other fabulous Abridged facts include: it is FREE and it also comes in an array of amazing cover choices...