a pebble  Poem and photo by Helen Hajnoczky Made by Helen Hajnoczky and Julya Hajnoczky Staple binding, pearl print photo cover, 5 pages of poetry October, 2018

a pebble
Poem and photo by Helen Hajnoczky
Made by Helen Hajnoczky and Julya Hajnoczky
Staple binding, pearl print photo cover, 5 pages of poetry
October, 2018

A Pebble

“when such splendor what endeavor can we manage beside a moment. grief is a little pebble we can tie to a string and swallow and pull in time to our favourite song when it plays on the radio so we can feel it deep like an anvil.”

a pebble is a Steinian exploration of anticipatory grief. This languid and lush poems winds its way around the complicated feelings of love, hope, and fear that one can experience when a loved on is terminally ill.

Two editions of a pebble were produced in 2018. The first a series of ten numbered copies, made with a sewn binding, and containing an handmade envelope with a pebble tied to a string affixed to the back of the chapbook, with a cover featuring a photograph of the full set of pebbles.

The second edition of the chapbook was made for Calgary Canzine 2018, is made in a smaller format with more pages, and uses the same cover image.