D M Thomas writes: "A few tin-mines in Cornwall are being re-opened by international combines. The shaft is the poem is one and many, like the persona: who is variously a foreign mining engineer, myself, my father, dead miners related to me."
A moving and uncompromising poem, with illustrations by Alan Davies.
Limited edition of 400 copies of which 20 are numbered and signed by the author. Published by Arc Publications in Gillingham. Designed by Tony Ward. Cream dustwrapper with cover photograph (by David Hills) over cream paper cover (also printed with cover photograph). 22 x 14.5 cms.
24 pages with 3 illustrations
ISBN 0 902771 19 1