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'Richard Thomas is a poet who is not afraid to have some fun with language – as he is with illustration – but always, he makes the fun count. The poems in his 10th anniversary edition of The Strangest Thankyou undoubtedly warrant this retelling, particularly as they are supported by a sparkling set of new poems and the poet’s own bold and surreal illustrations, which throw fresh light on the text.
The pictures have some of the quality of jigsaws, but such puzzles were never like this before – they are mind mazes that flow in many directions. As for the poems, they also pay off some time spent dwelling within them, as opposed to just glancing over their surfaces. Twists and turns in the language make for innovation which seeds a refreshing dialogue between the poet and his audience.'
- Susan Taylor, author of La Loba Speaks for Wolf
This expanded 10th anniversary edition includes a foreword by Susan Taylor, an introduction by the author, three additional poems and six haiku, nine b/w montage-style illustrations by the author, and the brand new, long retrospective poem 'The Do-Anythingness of Youth'.
*All prints are signed and are printed on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper, highly textured, and with a slightly warm-white appearance.
**All international postage is tracked and signed. If you're buying from the UK, and would like 'signed for' delivery, please get in touch and I can invoice you the additional postage charge.