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Alan Loney i(19 works by) (a.k.a. Alan Perress Loney)
Born: Established: 1940 Lower Hutt, Wellington (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 7 May 2001
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Alan Loney had his first book of poems published in 1971 and began printing in 1974. He was co-winner of the poetry prize in the New Zealand Book Awards in 1977, Literary Fellow at the University of Auckland in 1992, and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne 2002-2006. He was Convener of the Conference on the History of the Book in New Zealand at University of Auckland 1995. Loney has published eleven books of poetry, and eight books of prose with a recent emphasis on the nature of the book. Fine editions of his work have been issued by Granary Books, The Janus Press, Barbarian Press, Red Dragonfly Press, Pear Tree Press and The Holloway Press. Formulations of Loney's thinking about the relations between poetry and typography have appeared with Cuneiform Press in Meditatio: The Printer Printed: Manifesto; The Printing of a Masterpiece published by Black Pepper Press; and Each New Book, issued by Peter Koch at The Codex Foundation. A short account of Loney's printerly life and a checklist of his first fifty printed books can be found in The Private Library, Winter 2007, and his most recent book of poems is Day's Eye (Rubicon Press, Canada 2008). He was Printer in Residence at the University of Otago for 2008, and an exhibition of his books was held Sept-Oct 2008 at the Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand. Loney's printing press is Electio Editions.


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