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The Shore by A. F. Moritz image by Susana Wald and Deborah Barnett



A.F. Moritz was awarded the Griffin poetry prize the year that The Shore, the first imprint of the someone:water series, was launched. He has been a long-time collaborator, both with Someone Editions, and its precursor, Dreadnaught Press, as an editor and as a collaborator in book and art-related projects.


The image evolves from exquisite corpse play that Susana Wald and Deborah Barnett enjoyed in one of their many visual media collaborations and publishing projects. The image is one in a series of individual drawings called Reverberations.



6.5H x 11W”

Designed and type set in Solex, Cezanne and North Bergen

Letterpress printed on Mohawk Superfine in two colours closest to the conté pencil originals

Signed and numbered, in an edition of 52 copies, 26 of which are included in the boxed someone:water collection

someone:water one The Shore


    someone:water Six Broadsides in a Box

    someone:water two We are All Bodies of waters

    someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water

    someone:water four The Waters Are Divided

    someone:water five Swimmers

    someone:water six Pas De Deux 
    someone:water Title page

    The someone:water series was started in 2009 with The Shore, someone:water one, by A.F. Moritz, in the year that the author won the Griffen Poetry Prize. The series developed through the following years, with Astrida Neimanis (2011), Beatriz Hausner and Seth Scriver (2012), and Pamela Dodds (2014) adding to the collections with someone:water two, three and five.


    The collection was completed for launch in December 2017 with the release of two new broadsides: the waters are divided by Paul Till and Pas De Deux by KarlJirgens with image by Zile Liepins.


    Editor Beatriz Hausner who also authors someone:water three has brought the literary component of this collection to fruition, while Deborah Barnett has guided the visual components, and designed and printed the series.


    Split fountain letterpress printed title pages impressed directly from the wood, and individual monoprint-duplexed boxes were designed and produced in the Someone Editions atelier in 2014, art directed by Deborah Barnett, with monoprinting accomplished by Claro Cosco for the edition.


    A few title pages and a few monoprints have been held back from title page and box production to be made available as individual prints for framing.  

  • If your prints are damaged in transit, photograph the damaged piece and it wil be replaced at no cost. If you do not receive your order, please let us know and we will ensure that the package is traced. 

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