[ Campbell, Carolee ] Loney, Alan. The Sirens. [Sherman Oaks:] Ninja Press. 2011.
“Alan Loney’s work has always been at the cutting edge of New Zealand’s place in world literature. He is a poet of international stature, whose mastery has become a resource for us all.”
Alan Loney is a fine press printer and poet who has collaborated with Carolee Campbell to produce this rugged work of original poems exploring the mythical and dangerous “song that thrills the song that kills…to the graveyard of the soundless sound.” Loney has been a prominent New Zealand poet for over forty years and has won the New Zealand Book Award and the Janet Frame Literary Trust Lifetime Achievement Award.
The type is Eve and Paramount hand set and printed on gampi torinoko paper, handmade by the late Masao Seki on Shikoku Island, Japan. The decorative device and the titling are embellished by hand with gold and silver pigments. The boards are covered in unique hanji made by hand at the Jan Ji Bang papermill in Gapyeong, Korea. The front and back pastedowns are made from photographs taken by Carolee Campbell that are evocative of the ethereal sirens.
The edition comprises eighty numbered copies and eight lettered copies hors commerce.
This book is signed by the poet.
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