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2009 23 Apr

Win Tickets: Rimbaud and Verlaine at Kings Place

The lives of French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine sound like something from a Rick Mayall sitcom. Theirs is a tale of forbidden love, drunken rows and cross-channel debauchery, with knife fights, a shooting and even a fish-slapping incident thrown in for bad measure. During a particularly stormy period in 1873, the two Frenchmen lived together at 8 Royal College Street, Camden Town, and there wrote some of their most enduring poetry.

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2009 25 Feb

The Star Cried Rose

The star cried rose into the core of your ears.
Infinity rolled white from your neck to your thighs.
The sea pearled red onto your crimson breast
and Man has bled black at your sovereign sides.

Arthur Rimbaud

(Translation by Niall McDevitt)

2009 18 Feb

An Arthur Rimbaud Drift

Poet in the City, as an innovative poetry charity, is championing efforts to save 8 Royal College Street, the house in Camden formerly occupied by the celebrated French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.

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2008 09 Dec

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, by Edmund White

Publisher: Atlas & Co. (October 9, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1934633151
ISBN-13: 978-1934633151

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, by Edmund White

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