29. October 2014 · Comments Off on Guide Thou My Hand – Jeremy Reed and James Harpur · Categories: Society News

William Blake excelled in the art of handwriting as he etched his verse backwards onto copper plates — like writing for a mirror.

Poets Jeremy Reed and James Harpur support our campaign to make Blake’s Cottage a mirror of a better world by offering gifts that will reflect Blake’s diligent execution.

Jeremy, a true poet of imagination and dissent, who has won the Somerset Maugham Award and has made of handwritten poetry an artform in its own right, will create a new set of poems around Blake. The lucky donor who chooses this gift will receive their handwritten original, never to be published elsewhere.

For his part, James will produce a handwritten manuscript of the title poem of his book, ‘Angels and Harvesters’, inspired by Blake’s vision of angels walking among haymakers in a field. James is poetry editor of the Temenos Academy Review and has received among others the Michael Hartnett Award.

We thank them both.



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