Four poems written in Myanmar in December 2015 and letterpress printed in February 2019.
The poems – snapshots of place, no more – were chosen as exacting exercises in creative spacing for letterpress printing. They are printed, in 12-point Cochin, on 145gsm Zerkall paper, these loose leaves then contained in a wrapper of burnished Indian sunn hemp paper, dyed with either catechu or pomegranate, and loosely tied with silk twine. The burnished paper wrapper was chosen to recall the gold beaters in Mandalay and their hammer-beaten packets of leather encasing interleavings of bamboo and gold leaf – and from where the gold leaf used for the full moon on the cover, comes. The copy pictured is with the catechu paper cover, with the pomegranate more tan in colour.