The thing is …’ – more often than not, what follows these words is anything but, which was the starting point for these twelve short poems (mainly about about the continual flux of weather and land in the high Welsh borders) which take the phrase as their preface. Their emphatic openings are then shaded and contradicted, their initial resolve dissipated. Then all twelve poems are recombined, providing new landscapes that are equally as rich and often as plausible. The booklet is sewn at both sides, the interleaved pages hinting at the possibilities of further recombination. 24 page sewn booklet with Saint-Armand rag paper covers. July, 2012. All being well, I’ll be printing up a letterpress version of this sometime soon.

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