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Magazine Abridged aims to commission and publish contemporary/experimental poetry plus contemporary art freed from exhibition ties and especially commissioned for the magazine. We encourage poets/artists to investigate the articulation of ‘Abridged’ themes. 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.

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Aislinn Clarke

Writer, Director and Filmmarker Clarke is a writer, director, and film-maker. Chamberlain-King is a writer and performer. She and Reggie Chamberlain-King are the team behind Wireless Mystery Theatre is Northern Ireland's only audio theatre company, specialising in live staged radio plays, sound installations, and broadcast material. They have toured the UK and the Republic of Ireland, selling out the Ulster Hall on two occasions, produced a 4-star reviewed run in the Edinburgh Fringe, and their work has been broadcast on BBC Radios 3 & 4, as well as in Canada, Germany, and the United States.

Alice McCullough

Performance Poet & Standup Comedian Alice McCullough hosts an afternoon of wordplay and delights as she invites you down the rabbit hole and into the poetry garden and various other venues to experience a diverse collection of award-winning performance poets in this special Red Pill showcase.

Aodán Mac Póilin

Aodán Mac Póilin lives in an Irish-speaking community in his native city of Belfast. He has written and lectured on cultural and linguistic politics, language planning, education, broadcasting, literature and the arts, spends too much time on committees, and translates poetry and prose from Irish. He co-edited Styles of Belonging: the Cultural Identities of Ulster (1992), and Padraic Fiacc’s Ruined Pages: new selected poems (1994, revised edition 2012). Other publications include The Irish Language in Northern Ireland (1997), Tonn Ruraí / Tales from Dundrum Bay (2001) and Bás in Éirinn / May You Die in Ireland, (2011).