IF YOU PUT OUT
Helen Tookey & Sharron Kraus
Book + CD
Size:12.5 x 19 cm
Interior: 120 gsm natural ivory paper
An edition of 250
Date of publication: April 29, 2016
First 50 copies come with a numbered and signed Colophon Card.
All copies come with a bookmark
All wrapped in bio-degradeable bag
CD also includes instrumental-only versions
of all tracks’
Mastered by Atay İlgün
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“If you put out your hand and the earth
were to take it, drawing you down
to its deepest bargaining-place− ”
(from ‘Rheidol Valley’)
This collaboration between poet Helen Tookey and musician Sharron Kraus takes inspiration from the natural world and our ways of responding to it. The poems’ settings are gardens, river valleys, hills, and at the same time the symbolic landscapes of the mind, of dream and memory. Sharron Kraus’s beautifully spare music responds intuitively but precisely to the poems; word and sound interweaving to form a set of new collaborative pieces.
Originally from Leicester, Helen Tookey now lives in Liverpool. Her debut poetry collection Missel-Child (Carcanet, 2014) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2015.
Sharron Kraus is a singer, musician and composer based in Sheffield. Her work draws on traditional music and folklore as well as the natural world. Her recent solo album Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers is a collection of songs inspired by the stories of the Mabinogi.