In Pamphlet No. 2, Ithaca, Dan Eltringham hews a dialogue between Odysseus, returned and restless, and an unknown voice. The poem deliberates notions of absence and presence, of memory and place.
” Skirt instead the field’s edge / of this your homeplot – / remember what grows there? / Was it sedge, or marigold? / Memory game: pass at the last / the test of the tilled lot. “
Josephine Marston has interpreted Dan Eltringham’s modernist work by highlighting the mythic elements therein. Her illustrations, on the cover and in frontispiece, bring to Ithaca a touch of the old-fashioned and by doing so remember The Ariel Poems.
Soft-bound in Hahnemuhle coloured cotton rag paper tied with linen thread. 120mmx190mm. 4 pp. In an edition of 50 numbered copies. £10