- (Oldham, England): Incline Press, 2023.
- small 8vo
- handmade paper wrappers
Price: $35.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138618
Privately printed in an edition of 'less than' 100 copies. A fine copy.
From the artist: I try to avoid publishing my own writing as much as possible; introduction matter and occasional editorial work aside, a simple colophon usually fills my desire for writing: quiet, precise, and broadly anonymous. But versions and variations of this poem have been shunted around in my head these past two or more years, only taking this shape during the wintery months at the beginning of 2023. In lieu of anywhere else to publish it, Incline Press fills the gap!
Printed on an off-cut of handmade paper it can be cheap enough to be properly called a chapbook, even though it will not see the inside of a chapmans pack. Rather than avoiding that term, which is getting a bit pretentious of late for my taste, let us at least reclaim the chapbook for the lowest sort of price that letterpress printing can accomplish, even though this is some of the best paper that can be got for ready money!
So a simple chapbook, less than 100 printed on Wookey Hole Paper, hand sewn into stiff wraps as if it were 1823 not 2023. Uncial titling is Solemnis from the Berthold Foundry with text set in Stephenson Blake Lectura.