A Short Post About Readings

We are often asked why we don’t do readings. We do. On occasion. We just don’t do readings with local poets because there are people who do it better than us and there’s no point … Read More

Marx and Engels, God and Angels. Possibly.

As Abridged readers may know we have termed this era as the ‘Age of Inspiration’, a bit jokingly/quite a bit seriously. Aspiration theoretically at least is a beneficial thing whereas ‘inspiration’ always suggests there is … Read More

Contamination…

In the new year there is an (Abridged 0 – 52:) Contagion… so I thought we’d give you a bit of a heads up. We’re in the midst of an Abridged Pestilence trilogy, not of … Read More

Wormwood…

Wormwood, the first of our Pestilence trilogy, has just been published. You can grab a copy at the Golden Thread Gallery, Void Gallery, Galway Arts Centre and the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry this week and … Read More

Early daze…

We’ve been planning a couple of new exhibitions both North and South of the border, We’ll have news about their whys and wherefores when the time comes.  Abridged is a poetry magazine. Abridged is also … Read More

A Note…

Just a short note to say as we figure 1979 conceptually never really stops we’ll keep this website going with the rationales behind forthcoming Abridged issues, exhibitions and the usual bits and pieces. Currently we’re … Read More

Those People…

We were reading an article on mid 18th Century arts societies in England yesterday in regard to their role in creating the first group ‘exhibitions’ and to their relationship with their audiences. What’s an audience? … Read More

Entitled?

As Derry, Northern Ireland, which Abridged calls home has been hit by even more torrential summer rain than usual it got me thinking that one of the (admittedly minor)  reasons we had a theme called … Read More

In the Kissing and Carnage…

The new Abridged submission call is almost upon us. It’s always a good time to explain the whys and wherefores of Abridged and the context from whence it ahem issues. I remember one balmy evening … Read More