Last Thursdat night at David's Bookshop in Letchworth Garden City went really well. Wonderful bookshop, appreciative audience, generous help from everyone. In the first half of the evening John Gohorry read his Ile de Ré suite of poems, vignettes filled with seaside atmosphere, light and warmth.
In the second half, Dick Jones, Doug McGowan and I did our
Blaise Cendrars thing: reading/video/music, all in harmony and
synchronicity. The room was full and the applause sincerely enthusiastic.
Later, people looked through a copy of the Old Stile Press livre
d'artiste, our TransSiberian book, and understood the difference
between a hand-produced limited edition and a mass-produced book.