Guitar!

Published by Book Works

2021

Guitar!

Published by Book Works

2021

Guitar! describes the contours and conditions of writing – interrupted, in flashes, or in restless moments through the night. A narrator listens; as a child learns to speak there is a re-acquaintance with the strangeness of putting a feeling into words. There is a yearning for meeting, and an idea of love or companionship as a sense of being met.

Reading is punctuated by a series of black and white images of buskers, photographed by Francis McKee in Glasgow. Cover artwork is by Ciara Phillips.

Guitar! is accompanied by a series of letters, The Self-Illuminating Pen which are also available as a book from MAP Editions.

Supported by Creative Scotland
The Glasgow School of Art
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop