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Going Up to Sun Terrace:
A Tribute to Ezra Pound, and Li Po’s “Shangyangtai

A Visual/Verbal book by Thomas Ingmire, poetry by David Annwn.




2015 marks the 130th anniversary of Ezra Pound’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his beginning to write THE CANTOS. David Annwn, with his poem, "Going Up to Sun Terrace," pays tribute to these anniversaries and to the influence Pound has had on his own work. His poem also makes a link to Li Po, the famous Chinese poet and calligrapher who, in 744, wrote a poem with the same title. The foldout spread in this book is a recreation of Li Po’s extraordinary calligraphy of the poem. The work is the only surviving example of Po’s calligraphy. “The River Merchant’s Wife,” translated from Chinese by Pound, embraces the tie between the three poets.

The books include includes exquisite calligraphy versions, by Ingmire, of Annwn’s original poem, as well as Pound's “The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter,” and Li Po's “Shangyangtai.”

The book is printed in an edition of 50. Each book cover is an original ink and collage drawing by Thomas Ingmire. The book dimensions are 5" x 6.5" 18 pages, and costs $165.00.

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