Dawn/water

Alternative Title

Dawn / water

Date Created

1979

Identifier

PR9641.M26 D38 [Special Collections Oversize]

Publisher

Hawk Press : Eastbourne (N.Z.)

Abstract

Alan Loney’s perfectionist qualities are summed up by his now classic statement on printing: ‘One chooses either to simply muck about in the shed with an old printing press, or to acquire at considerable labour, cost, and some risk to one’s emotional stability, standards of excellence comparable with the finest anywhere in the world.’ Loney, a New Zealander, has had successive presses in various locations: Hawk (Christchurch, Wellington), Black Light (Wellington, Auckland), and more recently, Electio Editions (Melbourne). His collaborative craftsmanship is evident in Bill Manhire’s Dawn/Water, a ‘minimalist poem’ in action, which consists of a descending ‘a’ (almost ready to break through the line) and a moving fly. This is no.92 of 200.

Printed by Alan Loney; text by Bill Manhire; images by Andrew Drummond

Contributor

Owens, Colin
Hawk Press

Files

waterpoem.jpg

Citation

Manhire, Bill, Drummond, Andrew, and Loney, Alan, “Dawn/water,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7646.