Poet: Paula Green
Poem: Janet and Frank Go Rowing.
Printer:Terrie Reddish, Imprimo Press.
Printed on a Cropper Charlton Franklin Crown style B proofing press on Stonehenge black, 250gsm, 100% cotton archival paper.
Size: 293 x 210 mm
Limited Edition of 12
Paula Green is a poet, anthologist, children’s author, book-award judge and reviewer. She runs two blogs: NZ Poetry Box a poetry page for children’s and NZ Poetry Shelf for adults.
Green has published ten poetry collections including several for children. Co-written with Harry Ricketts, her book 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry was short-listed for the 2010 NZ Post Book Awards. Her children’s book The Letter Box Cat and other poems(Scholastic) won Children’s Choice at the 2015 NZ Book Awards. In 2016 Seraph Press published a collection new poems New York Pocket Book; described “as part travelogue, part essay on the nature of poetry.”
In 2017 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Poetry and Literature and awarded The Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry. Both of which acknowledge her significant contribution to poetry in New Zealand.
Terrie Reddish is an artist, printer and bookbinder. Using restored tools and vintage equipment she creates unique artists books, broadsheets and prints.
Formerly a procurement manager with the country’s largest city council, Auckland City,
in 2002 she began drawing with coloured pencils. Within a short time her largely self-taught skills focused on depicting botanically accurate New Zealand native flora. In 2008 she was awarded a gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s December Show. Since her work has been acquired by The RHS’s Lindley Library for its teaching library; the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in America and leading international collector of botanical art, Dr Shirley Sherwood.
In 2013 Reddish purchased her Cropper Charlton proofing press from a retired letterpress printer who also guided her through the process. In 2018, she purchased a 100-year-old Kelsey Star platen jobber press.
The Studio press name, Imprimo, is from the Latin verb meaning ‘I press’ or ‘I print’.