A Night With Fiona Pitt-Kethley – Exemplary Edition
Twenty-seven of the world’s most illustrious poets are vigorously parodied in this heavily illustrated, beautifully bound limited edition collection. As editor Martin Green puts it in his foreword: “This is a collection of verse by a distinguished company of poets in response to an invitation to spend the night with Fiona Pitt-Kethley.” All are candidly illustrated by Michael Tingle.
“Let the levity reign… More power to you.”
A collection of 27 poems, containing parodies of:
W.H. Auden, George Barker, John Betjeman, William Blake, Robert Burns, Lord Byron, Catullus, e.e. cummings, John Donne, Ernest Dowson, T.S. Eliot, William Empson, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, A.E. Housman, Ted Hughes, Patrick Kavanagh, Philip Larkin, Li Po, Hugh MacDiarmid, Andrew Marvell, Sappho, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth and W.B. Yeats.
“His wonderfully observed line drawings reflect the lightness of Green’s verse, creating the perfect package for poetry lovers”
Martin Green is author of numerous books of prose and poetry and several plays and radio programmes. There have been four editions of his Guide to London Pubs and his High Heels in the Rubble played at the Plymouth Theatre Royal in 1991.
Michael Tingle was educated at Bath Academy of Art and is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. He has been extremely successful in illustrating Sister Bendy’s Guide to Art History for Erotic Review. Michael’s other books for the Avenue Press include Jonah and the Whale.
Published in a numbered limited edition of 15 copies, hand-coloured and signed by both artist and writer, case-bound in a specially designed binding with a print portfolio with three original etchings by Michael Tingle. A Standard Edition of 200 copies and an Special Edition of 35 copies. 64 pages. Printed on Mellotex acid free paper, size 270 x 190 mm and bound by Petams.
Comments on A Night With Fiona Pitt-Kethley
“This is a witty and spirited set of verses which I much enjoyed reading.”
Geoffrey Strachan, Methuen
“It’s a great piece of parody. I think it is a remarkable piece of work.”
“Wonderful – I laughed and laughed and waited for Housman to appear and there he was. This is too good to miss…Well done.”
Leo Cooper, Pen & Sword Books
“I think the only ones who might have tempted me look-wise were Byron, Donne, Sappho, Marvell and Shakespeare.”