TICKETED - Book Soup presents Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Arlo Parks, in conversation with Lucy Dacus, discussing The Magic Border: Poetry and Fragments from My Soft Machine

Arlo Parks

From Arlo Parks, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and "voice of a generation"--a stunning debut book of poetry and a world-building companion to her sophomore album My Soft Machine.

"Poetry was my place, my little clearing in the forest, where I could quietly put everything I was holding. I'm not sure what gave me the courage to open up that space to you but here I am, doing it. I am proud to show you this personal lens that life shimmers through. This book is no longer mine. It is yours."--Arlo Parks

The Magic Border is the debut book from the Grammy-nominated, Mercury Prize winning musician and poet Arlo Parks. This remarkable collection features Arlo's handpicked original poems alongside exclusive photographs by friend and collaborator Daniyel Lowden in addition to the complete lyrics to her critically lauded sophomore album My Soft Machine. A deeply personal literary tapestry, The Magic Border beautifully showcases the full breadth of Arlo's singular artistry. (Dey Street Books)


Arlo Parks is a British singer, songwriter, and poet. Her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, was widely acclaimed, earning her the 2021 Mercury Prize as well as Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her sophomore album, My Soft Machine, cements her as one of the most compelling voices of her generation.


Event location: Zipper Hall @ The Colburn School located at 200 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, 90012.

(located across the street from The Broad and Disney Concert Hall)


Tickets include one entry and one signed hardcover copy of The Magic Border, to be handed out at check-in.

One option also includes a meet & greet opportunity after the book talk. This option is limited to 100.


Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged on the Colburn campus. Audience members must comply with our Patron Policy outlined on Colburn School’s website.


Questions? Email us at info@booksoup.com




Event date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Colburn School
200 S, Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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