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ANNE BERESFORD

Sunlight in the Orchard / Sonnenlicht im Obstgarten

New and Selected Poems

The volume contains seven new and uncollected poems by Anne Beresford, most of which are printed here for the first time. This selection, then, would be interesting even for those who follow the work of this ridiculously under-rated poet and have no German.

Sunlight in the Orchard / Sonnenlicht im Obstgarten contains 30 poems from four decades, including uncollected and previously unpublished poems; the book contains a CD of the poet reading the work in this volume, and the translator, Kevin Perryman, reading it in German. Anne Beresford has never made a recording of her own poetry before.

The volume was printed by offset lithography by Dinauer Druck, Munich, on 120gsm off-white wood-free paper. Format: 24 x 17.5 cm; 84pp.; 500 copies. It is sewn, with a 240gsm wrap-around wood-free paper cover (Munken Pure Design Card) printed in two colours.

50 numbered specials (including a printed list of subscribers) are signed by the poet and contain an original dry-point by Vroni Schwegler signed by the artist. Her highly praised etchings are masterpieces of the craft, echoing traditional images, but remaining clearly contemporary in tone. Vroni Schwegler uses damaged, scratched plates. This, together with her fine line and hatching, gives the images an extraordinary intensity and fragility.


Anne Beresford, Sunlight in the Orchard / Sonnenlicht im Obstgarten (with CD)    £ 27


Sunlight in the Orchard / Sonnenlicht im Obstgarten special: signed, numbered (1-50), with an original dry-point by Vroni Schwegler    £ 135


cf. Winter Love, BABEL XIII, IX


  
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