by White, Kenneth
Printed in an edition limited to 60 copies, on Johannot paper, each copy signed by the poet and the artist. A sequence of five haiku by the Scottish poet Kenneth White who lives in France and has written verses in English and in French. Each page has the English verse, followed by the French verse set in italic; the recto of each page is Bertrand Bracaval's silkscreen. Inspired by the ancient monuments of Greece, the Acropolis, Delphi, etc. The haiku catch the starkness of the Greek landscape, as do the stone-like triangles in Bracaval's square silkscreens. The French artist has also set the type. Bracaval has been awarded many prizes through nearly four decades beginning with the Prix Lafont in 1967 and most recently the Prix Robert Beltz in 2002. His works are continually exhibited and are held in such public collections as the Centre George Pompidou, British Library, and the Boston Athenaeum.