Poet: Michael Giacon
Poem: a narrative in remembrance
From: Cityscapes, a chapbook from the Isthmus Poets. (2019)
Printed by Graham Judd on a 1965 Original Heidelberg 10x15 platen on Crane Lettra 600gsm pearl white card.
Date: August 2019
Size: 104 x 147 mm
Limited edition of 16
Price: $5 each
Michael Giacon returns to the Divine Muses Reading as MC. He was born and grew up in Auckland
in a large Pakeha-Italian family. His passion is poetry. In 2016 he graduated with a Master in Creative Writing
from AUT. That year he was awarded the Kathleen Grattan Prize for a sequence of poems, ‘Argento in no man land’, based on a section of the Masters. He has been published in Fast Fibres and Fresh Ink, brief and a fine line. His long association with the University continues with mentoring in the Centre for Creative Writing, and lecturing on English language and academic literacies. He is part of Isthmus Poets with alumni from the Masters.
Graham Judd grew up in Masterton where he served an apprenticeship as a letterpress machinist, then retrained on offset printing. He and his wife moved to Auckland and in the 1980s set up GTO Printers in Birkenhead. He won a supreme award at the 2014 Pride in Print Awards, with his submission judged the best print in New Zealand. Judd now runs his letterpress studio from his home. He also runs print workshops and has trained others in the craft of letterpress. An avid collector of classic letterpress equipment he will add and sell small presses and type at various times.