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The Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion

Mon 6 February 2017

On the occasion of the eighth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the Steven Campbell Trust are delighted to announce a panel of invited guests to discuss the enduring influence of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud on popular culture. The event will be chaired by Michael Pedersen, poet and co-founder of Neu! Reekie!

In essence an eclectic postmodernist, Campbell’s complex layered artworks reference multiple sources. The iconic image of the young rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud is a recurring figure in Campbell’s paintings and drawings, poems such as ‘The Drunken Boat’ of 1871 were a vital source of inspiration.

Hailed by Patti Smith as "the first punk poet" the panel at the CCA, Glasgow will include: poet and educator, Professor David Kinloch, University of Strathclyde; songwriter, poet and broadcaster Lach, a New Yorker in exile and founder of the Anti-Folk movement; and Scottish artist and flâneuse, Karen Strang.