Revelation was one of those poems that grabbed me by the throat the first time I read it. It was in an anthology of poems about Sydney, and was right at the back. I knew I wanted to print it, and set about finding the poet. Usually that’s a pretty straightforward process, but this time it wasn’t.
The posts I’ve already written about this particular poetic archaeology expedition are here and here. That last link also explains the process I used to make the print, so I won’t go into it here, but I’ll still put up a few nice pictures:
As you can see, the ‘image’ on the broadside is a hand-rolled monoprint, so no two are exactly alike. I think that’s called a ‘variable’ edition, but they’re the kind I like doing the most. Our world is so obsessed with sameness and slickness that I enjoy making a bit of a mess and having a slightly rough edge to things.
Revelation is now available, and will be shown in my upcoming broadside exhibition in August at UNSW@ADFA. Get in contact with me if you would like a copy, you’ll find details about it in my List of Works (the price list is in the same pull-down on the menubar).