A happy new year for poetry…

January 13, 2017 § 2 Comments

photo.jpeg…not ‘just’ Poetry Book of the Year but Book of the Year!! And why not? Congratulations to Kathleen Jamie for ‘The Bonniest Companie’, a brilliant anthology of poems, for which I was honoured to produce a cover artwork and which has recently won the Saltire Society ‘Book of the Year Award 2016’ (as well as ‘Poetry Book of the Year’!). Working with poets is my favourite kind of illustration, less words = more pictures, (only joking!!). Here’s to more poetry in 2017, especially given the new powers in charge; after all, who really wants a ‘war of the worlds’…?

PS. Congratulations to Waterstones in Edinburgh for the lovely display, and the collage technique…are you running workshops?

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§ 2 Responses to A happy new year for poetry…

  • Digby Cayley says:

    Well done Olivia! Richly deserved. Where can I get a copy and do you have any of the design originals for sale?

  • olivia145 says:

    Digby, thank you very much for your comment. I am tempted to say ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’, but the contents of this one are pretty good!! we have copies on sale at the gallery, soft and hardback. The original finished artwork is in a private collection, and one of the two proofs was acquired by Stirling University art collection which is a huge honour. There is one more proof left on the wall at the gallery.

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