The colour of imaginary rain
falling forever on your old address…
Conceived and curated by Paul Evans and Brian Lewis, The Rose of Temperaments is a collaborative project featuring poetry by Angelina D’Roza, A.B. Jackson, Chris Jones, Geraldine Monk, Helen Mort and Alistair Noon. Each poet has been allocated one of six primary or secondary colours – Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow and Orange – and has created a sonnet based on that colour. Click here to read the poems.
An essay by Paul Evans, on the origins and development of the project, appears here. Two further critical essays by Brian Lewis – ‘White Point’ and ‘Black Square‘ – reflect on the relationships between the ‘paired’ sonnets of The Rose of Temperaments, via meditations on field recordings, colour perception, night walks, and the paintings of Kazimir Malevich.
The Rose of Temperaments is now available as a limited edition pamphlet featuring poems by Angelina D’Roza, A.B. Jackson, Chris Jones, Geraldine Monk, Helen Mort and Alistair Noon. The 36-page pamphlet comprises six colour-themed sonnets (in their original and ‘recoloured’ versions), reflections on art, poetry and semiotics by project curators Paul Evans and Brian Lewis, and essays on science and colour perception by The University of Sheffield’s Richard Jones and Tony Ryan.
The pamphlet is available free with any Longbarrow Press hardback for a limited period (click here to view & order current publications), or for a small fee (to cover postage & handling costs – click on the relevant PayPal button below):