Offshore brings together a selection of Anne Atik’s poetry of the 1970s and 1980s, touching on family relationships, people, places, and everyday events, poems celebrating life, and elegies for the dead – among them her close friend, Samuel Beckett. It is published in a limited edition of 75 copies, hand-set in 14pt Bembo, printed on 150gsm Surrey Drawing Cartridge and bound and slipcased by The Fine Bindery, Northamptonshire.
Each copy includes, loose in a wallet in the slipcase, signed original lithographs by Avigdor Arikha and R. B. Kitaj. Both lithographs are printed on BFK Rives – Arikha’s by Franck Bordas in Paris, and Kitaj’s by Stanley Jones of Curwen Chilford Studio, Cambridge. In addition each book, which is signed by the poet, contains a photo portrait of Anne Atik by Henri Cartier-Bresson specially produced for this edition.