LONEY, Alan; CAMPBELL, Marion May; MORRIS, Miriam
if not in paint
Melbourne : Electio Editions, 2011. Octavo, publisher’s paper wrapper, simple stab binding, housed in a yellow cloth covered folding clamshell box, 24 pp., with numerous illustrations; internally pristine, a fine copy. Number 7 of 40 copies.
Poetry by Marion May Campbell, with drawings by Miriam Morris.
“Electio Editions is delighted to present the second book in its alphabeta series. if not in paint traces not only a series of ecstatic moments, a kind of ‘alongside’ the occasion of writing, but exhibits its response to the commission of writing for Electio. Altho Marion May Campbell is better known as a novelist, the poetry in her recent book Fragments from a paper witch shows her as a poet of brilliance, sensitivity and skill…. For this book Miriam Morris contributes two original pen & acrylic drawings, each one unique in each copy.” – Alan Loney
Alan Loney is a noted writer, poet, publisher and printer. Born in New Zealand in 1940, he published his first book of poems in Dunedin in 1971, and has directed a number of private presses in New Zealand and Australia. Loney has worked with a number of distinguished writers, poets and artists across North America and the Asia Pacific, his works are collected by a number of institutions and private collectors. Loney has lived in Melbourne since 1998.