Wednesday, December 21, 2011
'The Larkin Press'
A press has been launched in the name of the University of Hull’s well-known poet-librarian: The Larkin Press. Its first publication, Umber, can be read here.
From its introduction: ‘Here are a couple of facts to amaze you. This whole book was put together in a week. Yet the combined efforts, dreams, caring, imaginative powers, sleepless nights and blissful awakenings, words chased down and others crossed out, that whole messy and inspired business that fuels writings, add up to lifetimes.’
Further: ‘Part of becoming a writer is reading the work of others. (...) Hopefully this collection is also historic.’
The Larkin Press is funded by JISC and lists among its objectives: to ‘review existing open-source elements relevant to the platform’, to ‘ensure stakeholders have project buy-in’, to ‘carry out user participation and perception’ and to publish a ‘user perception study and interface design reflection.’