by Alan Loney
Alan Loney’s Day’s eye is a beautiful collection in terms of both its finely-crafted words, truly a nod to Chaucer, and its stunning cover by artist Miriam Morris. A collection not to be missed from a talented wordsmith!
Released: June 2008
Alan Loney published his first book of poems in 1971 and Day’s eye is his eleventh volume. Recent books include Fragmenta nova and Nowhere to go & other poems (both from Five Islands Press, Melbourne), and The printing of a masterpiece (a prose memoir) from Black Pepper, Melbourne. Meditatio: the printer printed: manifesto was issued by Cuneiform Press, New York in 2004, and in 2005, he edited and introduced Searchings, the Journals of Max Gimblett (Holloway Press, University of Auckland). He has been a letterpress printer since 1975, and in 1995 was convenor of the first Conference on The History of the Book in New Zealand at the University of Auckland, where he was also co-founder and co-director of The Holloway Press,1994-1998. Born in New Zealand in 1940, he now lives in Melbourne with his partner, painter and professional viola da gamba player, Miriam Morris. He now makes limited-edition books at his Electio Editions in Melbourne, Australia.