Tuesday, 17 August 2010

New Atkins Crater

Now announcing the second biggest Crater yet! In full technicolor I'm delighted to present 14 of Tim Atkins's heralded (faithless) translations of Petrarch. 14 14ers. This is fab and you should buy it; £8 for GB £9 for ROW (both inc. p&p) - letterpressed, handbound, and definitely worth your while.

Look, here's one for free:

Final Sonnet 366

The boys are singing to drive away the noxious birds
Before women it is useful to practice on statues
& now I am here to tell you all that I have discovered
That living is one of the best things—
there where I ripped it
That her eyes couldn’t have been more beautiful—
I just thought they were
Driving my utopian car over the dystopian roads
I go over and look at myself
& look surprised
Because living is one of the best things I go over
I stand there listening to the sunshine burning the grass
My horn a crumpled dream
Earthlings ! Comrades ! ¡ AdiĆ³s !
Work out your salvation with diligence
As if everything were still possible

Email me if you want one; paypal and cheques accepted, or tell me your terms. You can also locate it at Crater Press website, and buy it (and a whole bunch of other beautiful Crater stuff) with clicks and less toilsome chitchat.

Paperknife required.

Also, why not subscribe? £50(£55 ROW)'ll get you 10 copies or £50/5 worth of Craters, whichever takes longer. Other suggestions welcome.

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