Friday, November 16, 2007

Gay Poets' Home to Celebrate Their Legacy

A few months ago, its future was uncertain. Now the Camden Town home of French 19th century poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine where the two poets spend a few months of their tumultuous relationship, is to become a centre for poetry.

The house, located at No8, Royal College Street was previously owned by the Royal Veterinary College. It was sold last year to property developer Michael Ogun who has now abandoned his project to redevelop the building and sold it to retired civil servant Michael Corby. Corby's plans include performance spaces for poetry events in the building and collaborations with various arts organisations to run the new centre.

Poets’ legacy will live on at their old home - The Camden News Journal
London home to be saved in honour of poetic lovers - The Independent

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