The Italian Chapel by Sinead Morrissey with metal engravings by Maribel Mas (limited edition of 75 copies, each signed & numbered by Morrissey & Mas)
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This beautiful book is limited to 75 copies individually numbered and signed by Sinead Morrissey and Maribel Mas. It contains one 84 line poem with 2 metal engraved illustrations plus statements by author and artist.
This edition, designed and printed by John Grice of the Evergreen Press, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, was printed from Centaur 16 point type on Zerkall paper and bound at the Fine Book Bindery, Wellingborough, England.
The Italian Chapel was masterminded by Andrew Moorhouse. A Rochdale man with no 'in' to the publishing world, Moorhouse was inspired by the words of John Updike: “a book is beautiful in its relation to the human hand, to the human eye, to the human brain, and to the human spirit." Thus galvanised, Moorhouse began his Fine Press Poetry imprint - a true labour of love. Of The Italian Chapel Moorhouse says: "The Italian Chapel features one, 84 line poem with 2 metal engraved illustrations, as such it has fewer pages than my normal approach but, I think that the poem is wonderful and I was very keen to present it. The poem is supplemented by statements by both the author and the artist."
About Sinead Morrissey
Born in 1972 in Portadown, County Armagh, Morrissey is a Northern Irish poet. In January 2014 she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for her fifth collection Parallax and in 2017 she won the Forward Prize for Poetry for her sixth collection On Balance.
In 2016 she was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle.
In January 2014 Morrissey won the T.S. Eliot Prize for her fifth collection Parallax. The chair of the judging panel, Ian Duhig, remarked that the collection was ‘politically, historically and personally ambitious, expressed in beautifully turned language, her book is as many-angled and any-angled as its title suggests.'
In September 2017 Morrissey’s sixth collection On Balance was awarded the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection.
About Maribel Mas
Graphic artist and Lithographer Maribel Mas was born 1967 in Caracas. She moved to Barcelona in the year 2000 where she specialized in lithography. In 2005 she founded the Taller Esquina engraving workshop. In recent years she has participated in various graphic-art projects with museums and art schools. Her artwork has been exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Osaka and Leipzig, where she has lived since 2015.