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Thomas A Clark, eight lines

Thomas A Clark was born in Greenock, Scotland. His poetry has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands. In 1973, with the artist Laurie Clark, he started Moschatel Press. From 1986, Laurie and Thomas A Clark have run Cairn Gallery, one of the earliest of ‘artist-run spaces’, specialising in Land Art, Minimalism and a lyrical or poetic Conceptualism. After many years in the Cotswolds, the Clarks moved in 2002 to re-open the gallery in Pittenweem. In addition to his books and smaller publications, Clark has also made site-specific installations in galleries, in gardens or in the landscape, and has many works in permanent collections world-wide.

eight lines is the quiet unfolding of a single thought about poetry. Over the turning of eight pages, that thought travels over a landscape of metaphor, with each horizon offering a new definition.

Numbered edition of 200, hand-bound paperback, 18pp, 180mm x 120mm; cover: Sommerset Velvet 250gsm; interior: Fabriano Academia 120gsm.

ISBN: 9781909744110