AT SIXES AND SEVENS by Paul Muldoon with etchings by Rita Duffy is a new limited edition book published by Stoney Road Press. The text, by Paul Muldoon, is hand-printed letterpress and the book contains eight original etchings by the artist Rita Duffy. Hand-bound with a matching slipcase, this special edition will be limited to 150 copies and each numbered copy will be signed by the writer and artist. The text was commission by the Honourable Irish Society, as part of the 2013 Derry-Londonderry City of Culture celebrations.
The published price of AT SIXES AND SEVENS will be 950 euros.
AS I ROVED OUT THE CULMORE ROAD
IN MY ’89 NISSAN SUNNY
WHO SHOULD I MEET AT EVENTIDE
BUT THAT SKELETON ON A MOSSY STONE
DOING A LITTLE SPOT WELDING
I SAID I REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE UNFAIR
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR IDEAS MIGHT BE THREADBARE
HE SAID I’M NOT USED
I’M JUST PRE-OWNED
YEAH I’M NOT USED
JUST CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED
Excerpt from section III of "At Sixes And Sevens" by Paul Muldoon