INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE LAUNCH OF AN IMPORTANT NEW LIMITED EDITION BOOK
FISHWORKS will be launched at the Gow Langsford Gallery, 26 Lorne Street, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday 23 May at 2pm. The speaker will be Roger Parsons. Max Gimblett will be present at the launch.
On a visit to New York in 2005, Alan Loney saw eight paintings in Max Gimblett's studio (a ninth was already in the possession of John Yau) of a variety of fish in a set of ambiguous relationships with the moon. These so intrigued the poet that he wrote nine poems in response to them.
The book is designed and printed by Alan Loney at Carolyn Fraser's Idlewild Press in Melbourne, Australia, on a Vandercook cylinder press on damped BFK Rives and Magnani papers. Types are Dante and Castellar, and paste paper for the deluxe copies is by Claire Maziarczyk in New York. The drawings are reproduced from photopolymer plates made by Boxcar Press in Syracuse, New York, and the binding is executed by Wolfgang Schaefer in Melbourne.
Alan Loney's recent poetry books include Day's eye, Rubicon Press, Edmonton, Canada 2008, and Nowhere to go & other poems, Five Islands Press, Melbourne 2007.