Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Block printing

The process of cutting lino, carving out shapes, inking it up and sliding through the rollers of the press. Hard lino, sticky ink, brisk paper. And then stacking up in the wire racks to dry. Multiples of things always look so poetic for some reason.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Ideas and untold tales dying
On hundreds of sheets
Of paper separate from


Some lost
In train stations

Others lie
Between random sheets
In books buckets
Cupboards old
Games and wallets
All waiting
To be remembered by

The mind that saw them

This mind comes
It remembers
Writing caring loving them

Feeding them new words
Every day
Holding them gently

Though it touches them
And sees

Raw sentences
Wasted pages

That must all be thrown away

Maria Leonchikova

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Digital volume one

A digital version of Volume One is finally here. Click to open publication in full screen glory.