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Abridged 0 – 87: Not At Home

I am delighted to be part of this magazine and very much look forward to seeing the finished issue.

The below is taken from Abridged:

We’re pleased to be in the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on Thursday 12th May to launch our Not at Home issue from 6pm.

We hope to see you there! We’re also in RUA RED, Tallagh, Dublin from 6pm on Friday 27th May. We hope to see you there also! 

Image by Emily Robards:

Not At Home is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland 

What is Abridged?

Abridged aims to publish and exhibit contemporary/ experimental poetry plus contemporary art. We encourage poets/artists to investigate the articulation of ‘Abridged’ themes. These themes focus on contemporary concerns in a rapidly changing society. We are offering an alternative and complete integration of poetry, art and design. We experiment continually. We also stray into the exhibition format producing contemporary, innovative and challenging work accompanied by a free publication.

Why call it Abridged?

Because we are. You are. Everyone is. It also gives us an incompleteness to aspire to. People were rather dubious in regard to the name when we first unveiled it. However it’s become quite iconic and serves its purpose as we intended. We used to believe the ‘Abridged’ world was a few steps away from reality. Now it’s inches.

Who is Abridged?

At the moment Abridged is Gregory McCartney and Susanna Galbraith and has been for quite a while. However the make-up of Abridged is quite fluid and we have worked with various personnel over the years and no doubt will continue to do so. People come and go. The light still flashes.

By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.