We will be launching our next book on 12th May 2007. It is the poem ‘Hard Wood Lesson’.
“It has been said that it is impossible to do a drawing of a letter; that an A is just an A. Hard Wood Lesson attempts to test this. It is a poem drawn by hand, screenprinted in three layers on an A0 sheet, folded, and put inside a box made of wood and card. The poem takes advice from my Father on how to work with timber, given at a Hospice in March 2006, and reworks it. It is an experiment in being a scribe, in tradition, and in authorship. It is for, amongst others, people who have looked at words long enough to doubt their spelling.”
The edition is of 20, and half of those have a spine made of Ash and the other half have a Beech spine. The launch will happen at our home in Dalston; email us through our main site for details if you want to come along. I’m sure it will be as fun as Ping*s birthday party we had last Saturday. I had to give the carpet a haircut on Sunday after we dropped a burning coal off our nargile during the party.