Dark Diamonds by Hallowell Press



Hallowell Press’ first book, Dark Diamonds, was launched by Annette Carmichael on Saturday August 25th at the Butter Factory Studios. Music by violists Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin (playing as Marmotte) accompanied readings from the book by Caroline Caddy, Virginia Jealous, Nicola-Jane le Breton, Catherine Mercer, Yann Toussaint and Tony Docherty (reading Andy Ducker’s ‘Epilogue’).


Book sales were brisk and advance orders substantial, but a limited number of copies of the book are still available at Butter Factory Studios or by contating the press directly(please see http://hallowellpress.com/ for details).


Dark Diamonds is a collection of poetry from the south coast of Western Australia, published in Denmark, WA, edited by Graham Kershaw and illustrated with copper relief etchings by Alison Kershaw. The contributors are Karen Atkinson, Caroline Caddy, Maree Dawes, Andy Ducker, Virginia Jealous, Graham Kershaw, John Kinsella, Laurel Lamperd, Nicola-Jane le Breton, Catherine Mercer, Tracy Ryan, Kim Scott, Basil Schur, Barbara Temperton and Annamaria Weldon.


Dark Diamonds is published in a limited edition of 150, printed on Zerkall papers typeset using traditional letterpress techniques with New Centaur and Arrighi type from M&H Foundry, California, and bound by hand at the Press as a 72-page hardback. $100