Signed, limited edition chapbook. Each copy is uniquely bound in handmade marbled wrappers by Jemma Lewis. The text paper, provided by Graham Williams of the Florin Press, is 120gsm Basingwerk Suede.
“When my editor at Hutchinson asked me to prepare a Collected Poems I hesitated. To agree to do so seemed to signify an irrevocable ending to my poetry-making, a final dirge-like act. Yet rare is the author who can resist an opportunity to see his cherished works in print. So the book appeared in 2003.
But the whistle had been blown only faintly and the Muse did not go home. In 2005, after I survived a major car crash, I found my need to write poems, in the extra-time allowed me, became even more assertive. Here are the most recent of them. They please me, and I hope you and you.”
In Extra Time is a one-off limited edition; it is an opportunity to own one of Abse’s collections in a hand-made, extraordinary and beautiful edition.
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