No. 2

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.

ITHACA

” 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. “

Norse-World Serpent in Frontispiece

Norse-World Serpent in Frontispiece

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

Pen & Ink by Josephine Marston

Pen & Ink by Josephine Marston

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