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By poet Tony Curtis and printmaker David Lilburn is published by Occasional Press in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle, Co. Galway, August 2013.

80 pages. Full colour.45 poems and 29 images. There is a standard paperback edition 320 copies and a limited edition of 130 hardback copies carrying an original print numbered and signed by David Lilburn and Tony Curtis.


A poet, a printmaker and ..... a pony meet in the wild Connemara landscape of Ireland's Atlantic coast to conjure this highly idiosyncratic collection of observations and imaginings.

David Lilburn, printmaker, painter, draughtsman of the first order, brings his powerful improvisational skills to play in feisty visual responses to poet Tony Curtis's brilliantly original and unpredictable imagination, as it deftly moves through the wandering poems in a beautiful and unusual book. By turns, these poems ambush your expectations with humour, sadness, mischief and wonder; belying their apparent simplicity, they weave a life-enhancing magic throughout colourful pages of vivid words and pictures.