Play Book

Maurice Scully

2019

188pp 210 x 150mm printed digitally, casebound paper over boards.ISBN 978-0-906630-61-7.Play Book is the new collection of poems by Irish poet, Maurice Scully. His writing began in the early 1970s, and since 1981 he has published 10 books of poetry with publishers such as Wild Honey Press and Shearsman Books. Maurice Scully has been editor of a number of influential magazines (Icarus, and The Beau), and through the 1970s and 1980s organised important readings and literary gatherings, and over the years he has taken part in conferences and festivals in Ireland, the UK, and the US, where his readings are prized as key interpretations of his complex work.

€18.00 P

Roger Ackling’s Furniture

Simon Cutts

2019

16pp, 150 x 105 digital colour in the on-going ephemera series. Illustrated essay by Simon Cutts, to correct the erroneously edited version in 'Between the Lines' published as 'Exhibitions at Coracle Press' by Occasional Press as a festschrift for Roger Ackling in 2016.

€6.00 CB E

Living Locally

Erica Van Horn

2019

144 pp. offset in 2-colours.230 x 140mm sewn paperback with flaps.ISBN 978-1-910010-02-0. An edited selection from the on-line journal from 2007 to the present and an endorsement of the on-going series of the same title. 'Erica Van Horn has produced a meticulous field guide of what it means to be an American discovering the embedded, entangled mysteries of being Irish'. - Susan Howe. Second Edition

€15.00 AB

A Concertina of Concertinas

2019

10-panel concertina 140 x 95mm, colour printed digitally and in acetate sleeve.Listing and description of most of the Coracle concertinas over the years.The concertina-form is always with us quietly, openly presenting its facets to the world. Packed away in a box or awkwardly stacked, or standing almost closed on the bookshelf, it may genuinely be the closest to sculpture the printed artefact ever comes. It may be endless in the way the column might have been for Brancusi, an archetype that can be applied to the gathering of parts, pehaps more versatile and certainly more casual than the codex, and as with sculpture, it often defies perspective when stood on a shelf. For Coracle, the concertina has also become the perfect format for the shorter illustrated essay, like this one as bibliography. Mostly, these later productions are printed digitally on Lambeth Cartridge cut to SRA3 size to fit the printer, and their multiple folds grooved and scored by laser from the folding machine - a new possibility from the folding to the middle, and to the middle again, by hand, of the earlier ones. Coracle offers this one by way of thanks to the collection of Stephen Perkins and his accordianpublications blogspot.

€10.00 CB/C/E