ED2011 Book Reviews

Paul Farley & Michael Symmons Roberts – The Strange Gaps In Our Geography

By | Published on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Celebrated poets in their own rights, Farley and Roberts have joined forces to write about what they believe to be England’s true wilderness: the Edgelands. The Edgelands are the areas out of towns that are, or have become places that, in their words, are “looked at but not into.” They read a chapter from ‘Edgelands’ entitled ‘Water’ which comes about one quarter of the way through, but was the first one they wrote. Roberts and Farley took turns reading paragraphs which helped to break up the fifteen minute long reading while also making it occasionally difficult to keep up with. Amusingly, they worry that pointing out the unseen places in the book will destroy the Edgelands as they know them.

Peppers Theatre, 24 Aug, 4.00pm (5.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, eibfpp40.