Haul Monitor: Collage, Tomboys and Crows

I’ve received a couple of fantastic things through the post of late, and thought I’d share the excitement.

Pamphlet: Tomboys by Jon Stone.

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The pamphlet is an ode to three anime heroines: Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena, Radical Edward from Cowboy Bebop and Nausicaa from Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Through concrete poems, each figure is seen only in silhouette, as if from a distance or through a fogged lens.

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A real celebration of poetry, this three-piece sweet, published by Tungsten Press, is more is more micro-exhibition than collection. A numbered, limited edition, Tomboys is printed on thick, tactile cream paper with a dust jacket and spot colouring. My favourite part is that the page edges are deliciously ragged, like the hems of its heroines’ clothing.

Crow card (felt on card) by Ceri May

Ceri May has been the host of poetry night Y Tuesday Club, held in Clerkenwell, for some time, and is a felt artist, storyteller, poet and children’s counsellor. A few days after I visited her and her fiance, the poet Mike West, she sent me this amazing chap:

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Yeah, it’s just MY OWN FELT CROW CARD. There’s an excitement to receiving gifts through the posts, but handmade gifts are another level. Knowing that somebody took time out to make something they thought you would like is a warming feeling indeed.

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