Sleeper by David Constantine

A long poem. The distinguished poet David Constantine is Fellow in German at The Queen’s College, Oxford. His publications include eight books of poems. He is also well known for a translation and critique on Hölderlin. Sleeper is Constantine’s poetic response, written in strict terzarima, to his fellow travellers as they cross Europe in an overnight train.

Mark Mawer is a Lecturer and Course Leader at Stroud School of Art. The sea and the coast are recurrent themes in his work which centres round painted wall-based construction and drawing. His strong and dramatic mixed-media illustration is a perfect complement to the poem.

  • Published in collaboration with Delos Press.
  • Edition of 210 copies, each one numbered and signed by the author and artist.
  • 32 pp. 25 x 19 cms.
  • The text is set in 12 pt Plantin and printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper on an Arab treadle platen press. The illustration is printed litho by Livesey Ltd on the same paper. The book is sewn by hand and quarter bound in black cloth and grey handmade Japanese paper with terracotta end papers in Hannemuhle paper.
  • ISBN 1 870019 12 1.
  • Price £21.