Calligraphy and Drawings by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, CA, 2013
6.5 x 8.6 inches, 24 pages
2015 marks the 130th anniversary of Ezra Pound’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his beginning to write THE CANTOS. David Annwn, with his poem, “Going Up to Sun Terrace, pays tribute to these anniversaries and to the influence Pound has had on his own work. His poem also makes a link to Li Po, the famous Chinese calligrapher/poet who in 744 wrote a poem with the same title. The foldout spread in this book is a re-creation of Li Po’s extraordinary calligraphy of the poem. The work is the only surviving example of Po’s calligraphy. The River Merchant’s Wife, translated from Chinese by Pound, embraces the tie between the three poets. This is a new work in progress. There will be one unique book and a printed edition of 50 copies available in June, 2015.