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John Digby is co-publisher of New Feral Press. He is a British-born collagist specializing in black and white. he has exhibited widely in England, the US, France, Japan and Korea. His work is in numerous private collections and museums.  Co-author (with his wife) of Food for Thought and Inspired by Drink (William Morrow, 1987, 1988) and The Collage Handbook (Thames and Hudson, 1985), he is particularly acknowledged for his “archival” approach to collage materials and techniques. A book of collages, Miss Liberty?, was published by Thames and Hudson (1986). He is the author of three books of poetry for Anvil Press Poetry: The Structure of Bifocal Distance (1974), Sailing Away from Night (1978) and To Amuse a Shrinking Sun (1985). Incantations was published by The Stone House Press (1987).

He has illustrated for many magazines and book publishers. For The Feral Press he has illustrated several of his own texts as well as the work of other press authors. His most recent interpretations of text make use of photography. His fine art collages are available through the Carol Craven Gallery www.cravengallery.com The repository of his archives, including The Feral Press/Prehensile Pencil Publications is the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections.

          The Most Curious Case of the Kidnapping of the Second-Hand Doughnut (2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½” found poem with cover and 3 illustrations by the author. $6.00 

         Improvisations on Arthur Rimbaud’s Le Bateau ivre, (2004), 8 ½” x 5 ½”  with cover and collage illustrations plus “spots” by John Digby  (out of print).

          All Day Long the Cry is ‘Still they Come’ (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”  collage poem with cover and 3 collage illustrations by John Digby. $5.00

          Getting it Right (2004), 5 ½” x 4 ¼” found poem with cover and 3 collages by John Digby. $5.00

          Carte du Jour (2005), 5 ½” x 4 ¼” found poem with cover and 3 collages by John Digby. $4.00

          The Devil’s Mantle (2006), 5 ½” x 4 ¼” found poem with cover and illustration by John Digby. $5.00

          Yes, You and the Dot: Homage to Alexander the Great (Spring 2007), 5½” x 4 ¼” a conceptual booklet with words and images by John Digby. $5.00

          Another Place, Another Time, Another World: Homage to Robert Hooke (Summer 2007), 8 ½” x 5 ½”  keepsake for Pavel Zoubok Gallery Exhibition $10.00

          Sheila Shillingly: A Post-Modern Dadaist Poem (Spring 2007), 4 ¼” x 5 ½” with cover and 3  collages by John Digby. $5.00

          Gung-Ho for Cocktails, (2008), prose poem with cover and two collages by John Digby. $5.00

          The Most Remarkable Voyage was Made by a Woman, (2008), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, collage poem with cover and two illustrations by John Digby. $6.00                    

          When Evening Falls: Two Anecdotes (Summer 2008), 5 ½” x 8” found prose with 5 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         The Monkey’s Egg (Summer 2009), 8 ½” x 7” collage poem copiously illustrated with collages by John Digby. $12.00

          Five Absurdities from the Jumping Hole (Summer 2009), 5 ½” x 6” five collage poems with cover and six collages by John Digby. $6.00

          Two Brothers (Summer 2009), 5½” x  5½”  collage poem with cover and 3 illustrations by John Digby. $4.00

   Offbeat in the Woods (January 2010), 4 ¼” x 7" collage prose poem with cover and 4 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

 For Press Authors      

          At the Open Window Autum (2005),  8 ½” x 5 ½” single poem by Robin Magowan with two cover illustrations by John Digby and title photograph of Rimbaud’s window by Joan Digby. $6.00

        

          1234 Poems (2005), 5 ½” x 4 ¼”, four poems by Edmund Miller with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

        

         Con Artist and other poems (2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, poems by Suzanne K. Walther with cover and 4 fancful collage “spirits” by John Digby. $7.00

       

         From the Life of my Father, Yonya (2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, poem by Dan Levin with a cover illustration by John Digby and two spot illustrations from archive materials. $6.00

         

         Defragmentation (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, essay by Heather McClosky Beck with collage type cover and illustration by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Bookends of Silence  (2006), 4 ¼””x 5 ½”,  9  poems by Kathryn Ferrandineo with a cover and illustration by John Digby and 3 drawings  by Yvonne Youst. $5.00

         

       Man Meets Sirius: Ethology Amborgs, Science Fiction is a scholarly essay with cover and 10 collage illustrations by John Digby. $10.00

         

        Improvisation on The Beautify Lady Sooro ( 2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½” , Number 1 in The Feral Press Korean Culture Series. Guihwa Hwang, Cover by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Improvisation of Gutaji (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, Guihwa Hwang, Number 2 in The Feral Press Korean Culture Series. Cover by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Improvisation on The Bear and The Tiger (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, Guihwa Hwang,  Number 3 in The Feral Press Korean Culture Series. Cover by John Digby. $8.00

        

        Improvisation on Monk Jeongsoo (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”,  Guihwa Hwang, Number 4 in The Feral Press Korean Culture Series. Cover by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Alchemy of Pages ((2006), 8 ½” x 7”, poem by Barry Leale, with cover and 5 collage by John Digby. $6.00

         

        The Do-Goodnik  ( Spring 2007),  8 ½” x 5 ½,  Story by Dan Levin with cover and 1 illustration by John Digby. $6.00

         

        The Key: a fairy tale, (2007), 4 ¼” x 7”,  by Flavia Lobo, cover and  copious illustrations by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Fabulosae Aves: Fabulous Birds, Liber 1 (2007) 9 ½” x 4 ¼” by Flavia Lobo, with cover and 7 illustrations by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Enlightenment, a poem (Spring 2008), 8 ½” x 6” This poem by John Dolis is based on the microscopy work of eighteenth-century scientist, Robert Hooke Illustrated with collage by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Picture Perfect (Spring 2009), 8 ½”x 7” poem by John Dolis, illustrated with collages by John Digby. $8.00

         

        (P)ear (Spring 2009), 5  ¾” x 5 ¾” poem by John Dolis, farthing card with 2 photographs by John Digby. $4.00                         

       

        John Digby and the Art of Collage: Among the Mermaids Of “Welsh Incident” by Robert Graves. Essay by Edmund Miller.

         

        The Phrase (2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, short story with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $8.00

         

        A Declaration of Independence (Summer 2008) 8 ½” x 5 1/2” collage poem with cover and two collage illustrations by John Digby. $7.00

         

        Come Upstairs (October 2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½,” poem by Francis Poole with collage by John Digby. $8.00

         

         The Devil’s Swizzle Stick: poems (November 2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½”  by Francis Poole with 5 collages John Digby. $8.00

        

          A Whole Stadium Full (Winter 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  prose poem by Francis Poole, with cover and 2 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

         Rising Early the Last Day of October (Winter 2007) 4 ¼” x 5 ½,” poem by Francis Poole with cover and 2 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

         Splices (Spring 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  poem by Francis Poole with cover and 2 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Good Night at Jo’s Casablanca (Spring 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  Poem by Francis Poole with cover and 3 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

       Dean’s Bar, Tangier (Summer 2007), an essay and two poems by Francis Poole   7” x 5 ½,” with cover and six illustrations by John Digby. $10.00 

         

        Like I Said (2007), 8 ½” x 5” poem by Francis Poole with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $8.00

         

        Half of What Happened (2008), 7” x 5 ½”  two poems by Francis Poole with cover and 5 illustrations by John Digby.  $7.00

         

         Walking the Cairo Mississippi Bridge (Fall 2009), 5” x 5 ” poem by Francis Poole with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby.  $6.00

         

         What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (Fall 2008), 5” x  5 ½” collage poem by Francis Poole with cover and two illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

         Bow Ties on Ice (Spring 2009), 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” farthing card prose poem by Francis Poole with 2 photo-

graphs by John Digby . $6.00

         

        Confessions of a Changeling (Spring 2009), 8 ½” x 7” prose poem by Francis Poole  with collages by John Digby. $12.00

         

        John Digby and the Art of Collage (2008), 8 ½” x 5 ½” critical essay by Edmund Miller with cover and 6 collage illustrations by John Digby. $10.00

         

        From out of Nowhere (Summer 2008), 7 ½” x 5” 4 poems by Esther Weisslitz with 7 collages by John Digby. $7.00

         

        Apologies for Omar (2008) Poet’s Farthing Card poem by Esther Weisslitz with illustration by John Digby. $4.00

         

         Rider of Currents. (Spring 2009), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, 36 poems by Edmund Miller with cover and 32 collages by John Digby. $15.00

         

        Crow (Summer 2009), 8 ½” x 5 ½”   poem by Robin Magowan with cover and  and 10 illustrations by John Digby. $8.00

         

         Mise en Scène  (Summer 2009), 5 ½” x 7” poem by Robin Magowan with cover and 7 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

         Going to China (September 2009), 8 ½” x  5 ½” prose poem by Vern Rutsala with cover and illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

          Hat Trick (October 2009), 7” x 7” three prose poems by Vern Rutsala with e-hon cover an collages by John Digby. $8.00                      

         

         A Snail (December 2009), 5 ½” x 4 ½” prose poem by Robin Magowan with cover and 2 collages by John Digby.  $6.00

         

          Asking Directions (January 2010), 6" x 7" five prose poems by Vern Rutsala with collages by John Digby.  $7.00

         A Blizzard and other poems (January 2010), 5 ½”  x  4 ¼”  five poems by Robin Magowan with cover and 6 collage drawings by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Mr. G Has Returned after a short trip (January 2010), 5 ½”  x 7" prose poem by Francis Poole with cover and 3 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Runoff (January 2010), 5 ½”   x 8 ½”, poem with cover and 6 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

        The Emperor of Antarctica (February 2010), 6 ½” x 5 ½” prose poem by Vern Rutsala with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Combatants (February 2010). 6" x 7" poem by Caleb Puckett with cover and 3 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Intrigue in Morocco/Where I'm Sitting (April 2010),  5 ½”   x 8 ½”  two prose poems by Francis Poole with cover and 5 collages by John Digby. $6.00

          

        This Seemed to Confuse Them (April 2010),  5 ½”   x 8 ½”  two prose poems by Francis Poole with cover and 6 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

        Pentimenti (July 2010), 5 ½”   x 8 ½”  four poems by Stephen Sandy with cover and 7 collages by John Digby. $8.00

         

       The Gulf of Mexico is Drowning (August 2010), 5 ½”   x 8 ½”   poem by Francis Poole with cover and 5 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         

       Not Knowing (September 2010), 5 ½”  x  4 ¼”  5 prose poems by Vern Rutsala with cover and 6 automatic drawings by John Digby. $6.00

         

       Ghost Words and other prose poems (September 2010), 5 ½” x 4 ¼” 11 prose poems by Vern Rutsala with cover and 9 collages by John Digby. $8.00

         

       Eye Brushes (Winter 2011), 9 poems by Edmund Miller with cover and 9 collages by John Digby. $8.00

         

       An Inch of Sky (February 2010), 8" x 7" 3 prose poems by Robin Magowan with cover and 4 colages by John Digby. $8.00

           

          An Invisible Lover (2011), 8 ½” x 5 ½”  4 poems by Annabelle Moseley with collages by John Digby. $7.00

         

       Muttonchop Laughter (Winter 2012), 5 ½” x 4 ¼”  9 poems by Edmund Miller with 11 collages by John Digby. $8.00

            Two Poems (2012), 8 ½” x 5 ½” poems by Daniel Sheehan with cover and 3 collages by John Digby. $7.00

           

        Oh Happy Day, Etcetera My Favorite Town, Etcetera, La Vida Poca, Etcetera (Fall 2012), 8 ½” x 5 ½,” poem by Francis Poole with cover and 13 collages by John Digby.  $8.00

          

        William Burroughs ate my liver with fava beans. Tasty! (Fall 2013), poem with collages by John Digby. $8.00

 

          Speak to me Again. 10 poems by Kristine Doll with 11 collages by John Digby. $10.00    

       

           Once this Mist Clears.(2014) 8 ½” x 7” 15 poems by Dileep Jhaveri with 15 collages by John Digby. $15.00 hard cover $25.00

 

              Perfume in the Desert. 46 haiku  by Bill Wolak copiously illustrated with  collages by John Digby, including 30 camel collages and additional birds. Ehon style with folded pages and pasted paper binding. 2013. $10.00

              Art of Invisibility, 7” x ½” 22 poems by Bill Wolak with cover and 16 collages by JohnDigby,  Ehon style with folded paper and pasted paper binding. 2013. $10.00

                The Statue of Lightning, 7” x 8 ½,” 10 poems with cover and 11 collages by John Digby. 2013. $10.00 ehon style book with pasted paper binding. (Hardbound $20.00)

                 Change Remains Suspended,7”x 8 ½” 12 poems  by Mark Terrill with cover and 9 abstract   collages by John Digby, 2013. $7.00

                    Down at the Gate, ”x 8 ½” 10 poems by Mark Terrill with cover and 12 abstract collages by John Digby, 2013. $7.00 

                  Elements. 10 poems 5 1/2" x 8 1/2“ by Yuko Otomo with collages by John Digby. 2014 $10.00

             The Travelers. 7” x  8 1/2"” Prose fiction by Mark Terrill illustrated by Joan and John Digby. 2014 $8.00

            

John Digby Improvisations of Classical Chinese Poetry

          Li Po Two Poems, adaptation by John Digby   (Spring 2006), 5” x 5” with 3 photos by John Digby. $5.00                   Wang Wei, Two Poems,  improvised by John Digby 4 ¼” x  14” (March 2006) trifold with 4 collages by John Digby. $5.00 

         Songs from the Chinese Poets (Summer 2007), 4 ¼” x 8 ½” score and studio recording of original compositions by P. Brent Register of five Chinese poems adapted by John Digby with cover and Illustrations by Digby. CD of recording included $20.00

         Li Po To Wang Lun, Master Brewer, (October 2009), 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" Cover and two illustrations by Linda Vi Vona

          The Sword Dance (August 2009), 8 ½” x 5 ½” improvisation from Tu Fu with introduction and notes by Hong Ai Bai.

          Three Neglected Chinese Women: Three Deserted Tang Poets. Essay on the biographical links between three Tang poets and the women's lives they describe in   "Chant of the Departing Wife" (Li Bai), "An Isolated Lady" (Du Fu), and "A Wife's Sorrow" (Bai Juyi). English improvisations of these poems and illustrations by John Digby; Chinese texts included.

           Harmonious Duet: A Correspondence of Poems, Wang Wei and Pei Di. Translated by Hong Ai Bai and John Digby. Illustrated. 2013. $15.00 

 

 

Several essays related to catalogues of John Digby’s collage exhibitions have also been published by The Feral Press

           A Rainbow of Butterflies (2005), 8 ½” x 7” Catalogue for an exhibition  5 collage by John Digby.

          Concerning the Angels: Homage to Raphael Alberti. (2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½” with collage by John Digby.

          Songs of the Sirens (2005), with collage by John Digby.

          Spirits of the Pinnacles (2005), 8 ½” x 5 ½”.(2005 reprinted 2006) Essay and poem with 3 collages by John Digby; back cover photo by Joan Digby.

 

John and Joan Digby, eds.

          Water Voyages, aka Fish and Ships (2002), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, 17 pamphlets of diverse poetry illustrated with collages by John Digby.

          Dancing to the Music of Poetry ( 2004), 8 ½” x 5 ½” 21 pamphlets of diverse poetry illustrated with collages by John Digby.

          Bird Collages (2007),  8 ½ x 5 ½” produced for the Zoological Society of London.

          Bird Collages (2008), 8 ½ x 5 ½”  produced for the Zoological Society of London.        

 

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