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The Dial Painters

Poems by John Barr. 1994 [issued 1996].

For more than thirty years John Barr has pursued parallel careers as poet and banker. His first book, The War Zone, published in 1989 by Warwick Press, deals with his experiences as a naval officer in the Vietnam War. His second, Natural Wonders, published in 1991 by Warwick, explores the boundaries of what is human with all that is not, and finds things never to be as they seem.

“With a generous play of line and vocabulary, and with characteristic generosity of spirit, Barr becomes our elegist for those who are caught in their own times.”
Molly Peacock

6 by 9 inches; 63 pages; fifteen poems; letterpress printed; the type is Centaur with Arrighi and the paper is Frankfurt White; handbound with printed decorative paper over boards with color, printed paper labels on front cover and spine; coverpapers designed by Carol using a repeated paint brush motif reflective of the title poem.

First edition of 136 copies; signed by Barr and Carol.

$ 200.00


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