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Verso, Nigel Ready

Verso, Nigel ReadyVerso
Nigel Ready
VIKA Books


Edition of 150
80 pages
210 x 305 mm
ISBN 9780957025554

This documentary photobook depicts the Seamus Heaney’s country of South County Derry. Thoroughly researched and beautifully executed it focuses on places related to the poet’s childhood e.g. his birthplace at the Mossbawn farm, the Moyola River and the surrounding fields, his family’s house near Bellaghy where they moved after a tragic death of the poet’s brother on the Hillhead Road in a road accident. The book demonstrates how the landscape of Seamus Heaney’s childhood informed his verse – how his language and poetic imagery were influenced by physical and political boundaries of the land he inhabited.

About the Artist
Nigel Ready is a British landscape photographer based in West Sussex, England. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and holds an M.A. in photography from Falmouth University. His M.A. research focused on the links between landscape and photography with particular reference to the Irish poets, W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney.

About the Publisher
Led by graphic designer Victoria Forrest, VIKA Books combines the principles os graphic design with fine art publishing.