Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Archaeology & Natural History of London - Future Work

I picked up these two books from Deptford Market for £1.50 for the pair. They are going to form the basis of my next sequence of poems. As the last was in the style of a scientific journal on pregnancy, the next will be in the style of a natural history journal about the origins of London's animals. I hope to create a series of mock-scientific sequences.
The second book was published in 1946. After seeing the date I abandoned my plans to redact pages with black marker to create poems. I couldn't ruin such an lovely old book. 
The first book is from 1972. I love the old black covered Penguins. So brutal, so 1970's.

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