The Polar Tombola: A Book of Banished Words

Foreword Sarah Bodman
Introduction Nancy Campbell
Texts by Vahni Capildeo, Will Eaves, Pippa Hennessy, Nasim Marie Jafry, Lisa Matthews, Phil Owen and Richard Price.
Typeset by Bracketpress and printed in the UK by Tompkin Press
128 pages, illustrated in full colour on 125gsm Munken Polar, with grey Colorplan covers
ISBN 978-0-9928091-2-6
Price £15.00 (print) or £4.00 (pdf)

A Book of Banished Words brings together words gathered during two-year live literature project The Polar Tombola, which toured the UK to raise awareness of Arctic languages added to UNESCO’s Atlas of World Languages in Danger. Participants were asked “If you could lose one word from your language, what would it be?”

The book contains 100 full-colour reproductions of words donated by writers, artists, curators and the general public, accompanied by seven texts examining the theme commissioned from writers Vahni Capildeo, Will Eaves, Pippa Hennessy, Nasim Marie Jafry, Lisa Matthews, Phil Owen and Richard Price. A work of concrete poetry, loss lit, or artist’s book? You decide…

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