This film features Elevenses by Charles North and Trevor Winkfield, published by Granary Books in 2017. This limited-edition artists book is shown here in its entirety (Orbis record, including physical description: Call Number Zab N811 +2017E).
About the book, poet Charles North writes: “Trevor and I had wanted to do a collaboration for Granary for some time. I had fooled around before with a longish, prosy poem in the form of a diary—this one is and isn’t—and while Trevor was fashioning his gorgeous images, I did a good deal of writing. The book really came together, and acquired something of a shape, after we hit upon the title. Not only do we both love the word elevenses, which the British use for their late morning pick-me-up; for a number of years Trevor and I have been meeting for coffee (and a walk in good weather) at 11:00 a.m. So the title seemed perfect for our collaborating in print (with no coffee stains marring Steve’s beautiful production).”
Detailed production and printing information can be found on the Granary Books website: Elevenses at Granary.
Related resources in Beinecke Library collections:
Charles North Papers (YCAL MSS 1091)
Trevor Winkfield Papers (YCAL MSS 1233)
Creativity 2020: Teaching, Learning, Research
As ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic limit access to our reading room and classrooms, Beinecke Library is exploring new ways to expose our collections to students, researchers, and interested readers; Elevenses was filmed at Beinecke Library by Tubyez Cropper for Professor Karin Roffman’s fall 2020 undergraduate class Film, Music and Art in John Ashbery’s Poetry