Queenhood by Simon Armitage - numbered limited edition of 75 copies
Queenhood is the 7 stanza, 70 line poem Simon Armitage wrote to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Of course subsequent events have lessened the celebratory aspects of the publication but perhaps it can now be seen as a Book of Remembrance.
A collagraph by Hester Cox complements the poem.
The publication of this special edition of Queenhood was masterminded by Andrew Moorhouse. A Rochdale man with no 'in' in 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 Moorhouse began his Fine Press Poetry imprint - a true labour of love that has produced several exquisite books