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Rimbaud- The First Psychogeographer

Do Rimbaud's London writings contain encoded references from the ancient past for our time?

Arthur Rimbaud, turn of the century teenage genius, laid the foundations of modern poetry by the age of nineteen only to abandon his mission. Do his London writings contain encoded references from the ancient past for our time? The lecture will include an interpretation of the prose poem 'Promontoire', based on the Egyptian cosmology of the child deity Horus.

Aidan Andrew Dun spent a fantastical childhood in the West Indies and knew his calling for poetry from an early age. He returned to London to live with his inspirational grandmother, dancer Dame Marie Rambert. His famous epic poem Vale Royal . was written in the form of a quest - transforming the urban wasteland of King's Cross into a city of canals - Blake's Jerusalem in the heart of Babylon. It was launched to critical acclaim at the Royal Albert Hall and earned him the title Poet of Kings Cross. This remarkable event was fabulised by the writer and film-maker Iain Sinclair in 'Lights Out for the Territory'.

Aidan has recited his works at numerous festivals and events including the Royal Festival Hall, The Poetry Society and the Hay on Wye, Cheltenham, Ledbury and Swindon literary festivals. He has read alongside Andrew Motion, Iain Sinclair, David Gascoigne and Ben Okri.
Please join us in October when Aidan shares the source of his inspirational relationship with Rimbaud.


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Date and Time:

4 October 2006 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
16-18 Queen Square
01225 312084

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