- n.p. (but Dublin, Ireland): Salvage Press, The, 2021.
- quarter leather over paper covered boards, cloth slipcase
Price: $550.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138638
Privately printed in an edition of 100 copies, of which this is one of 70 numbered copies bound in quarter leather over painted Griffen Mill paper boards. A fine copy.
From the artist: "Irelands rural landscape is both subject and setting in this new sequence of twenty haikus by John FitzGerald (Darklight, 2018). The traditional Japanese haikus observance of nature is adapted to a new Hibernian hybrid which fuses perception with experience to create distinct occasions of meaning and sound. Taking his inspiration from the land and its plant, animal and human inhabitants, these poems are offered as verbal exclamations, short instances of lived and felt experience which follow the seasons and celebrate the richness and diversity of life on the land. Jamie Murphy has produced six abstract woodblock prints which act as pauses in the text. These visual interventions are inspired by the poet's immediate landscape and printed from 300 year old Irish oak which fell there some years ago."
From the colophon: "Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy at his newly finished home studio. John FitzGerald penned the haikus from spring 2019 through to summer 2021. The type is Frutigers Méridien Italic (1966), printed onto damp 65-130 gsm Griffen Mill, the last remaining sheets of Irish hand-made paper, purchased from the mill on their retirement in early 2020. The visual interventions have been printed directly from prepared oak blocks onto 39 gsm Japanese Hosokawa."