Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds (1st edition)

£12.00

Stephen Watts

Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is an urgent, meditative text of urban and rural language and landscapes. Its non-linear narrative moves between London’s Isle of Dogs and the Western Isles of Scotland and is both a topographical journey through two landscapes and a highly personal meditation on the history and geographies of these locations. The writing itself is a form of activism, memorialising eroded cultures through their physical traces and the stories and voices of their inhabitants.

Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is a lucid memorial text by one of the most astute and sensitive of writers on the relationship between landscape and time. The author’s distinct and visceral poetic sensibility combines a fierce honesty, rooted in the realities of places he has lived and worked in, with a beautiful and explosive imaginative lyricism.

Written on a typewriter in the 1980s, the manuscript was mislaid and lost. Found again in 2012 it was typed onto a laptop with minimal editing. First published in 2016 and republished in 2020, it is a text for and of our dissonant times.

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Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is an urgent, meditative text of urban and rural language and landscapes. Its non-linear narrative moves between London’s Isle of Dogs and the Western Isles of Scotland and is both a topographical journey through two landscapes and a highly personal meditation on the history and geographies of these locations. The writing itself is a form of activism, memorialising eroded cultures through their physical traces and the stories and voices of their inhabitants.

Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is a lucid memorial text by one of the most astute and sensitive of writers on the relationship between landscape and time. The author’s distinct and visceral poetic sensibility combines a fierce honesty, rooted in the realities of places he has lived and worked in, with a beautiful and explosive imaginative lyricism.

Written on a typewriter in the 1980s, the manuscript was mislaid and lost. Found again in 2012 it was typed onto a laptop with minimal editing. First published in 2016 and republished in 2020, it is a text for and of our dissonant times.

£12 | £25 + p&p. 190 x 127mm. 96pp. Offset printed, signature sewn, with dust jacket, single colour throughout.
500 copies, 15 of which are signed and numbered and contain additional holograph material (now sold out).
Printed by Artquarters Press
Designed by Traven T. Croves
ISBN: 978-0-9926858-8-1