Our Latest Campaign

Notes on The Waste Land

by Tim Dooley

signed limited edition of 300

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Hercules Editions is pleased to announce the publication of Notes on The Waste Land, a new poem by Tim Dooley that takes its inspiration from T. S. Eliot’s great work.

 

A century after T. S. Eliot’s groundbreaking poem, Tim Dooley’s Notes on The Waste Land assembles a new ‘mosaic of fragments’ from a walk by the Thames, a stalled train ride to Margate, and an imagined voyage from locked-down London to the frozen North. With the same length and structure as The Waste Land, Dooley’s poem enters into a critical conversation with the original, delving into Eliot’s sources to illuminate the stasis and turbulence of a new era. At times playful and parodic, elsewhere arrestingly serious, Notes on The Waste Land continually surprises the reader.

 

Artist Jock McFadyen’s luminous images of abandonment and Chris McCabe’s shrewd and entertaining commentary frame the poem, adding ‘different voices’ to the conversation.

We rely on the generous assistance of our readers, so we hope you will support this new publication. We are offering some exciting incentives to donors, including an opportunity to have your name listed in the book (a regular feature of all our publications; a way of making our readers integral to the project), a chance to receive an additional unpublished poem not included in the text, and an opportunity to have a one-to-one poetry feedback session with author Tim Dooley.

Our campaign runs until Saturday 1 October 2022

Donations can be made through PayPal, and you will also be required to fill out our online form with your name as you would like it to appear in the book and your postal address.

 

Pledge 1

£25

 

For a pledge of £25, your name will be included in the list of donors at the back of Notes on The Waste Land, and you will receive a copy of the publication postage free.

 

Included rewards

A copy of Notes on The Waste Land with your name listed as a donor

Pledge 2

£35

 

 

For a pledge of £35, you will receive a print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley. In addition, your name will be included in the list of donors at the back of Notes on The Waste Land, and you will receive both print and book postage free.

Included rewards

A copy of Notes on The Waste Land with your name listed as a donor

A print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley

Pledge 3

£45

 

 

For a pledge of £45, you will receive a signed copy of In Winter Light, Tim Dooley’s new translation of Á la lumière d’hiver by Philippe Jaccottet, published recently by Two Rivers Press. In addition, you will receive a print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley and your name will be included in the list of donors at the back of Notes on The Waste Land. You will receive both books and print postage free.

Included rewards

A copy of Notes on The Waste Land with your name listed as a donor

A print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley

A copy of In Winter Light, signed by Tim Dooley

Pledge 4

£100

 

For a pledge of £100 you may book a 30-minute one-to-one Zoom tutorial with Tim Dooley, where he will provide feedback on two of your poems (submitted to Tim in advance of the session). In addition, you will receive a signed copy of In Winter Light, Tim Dooley’s new translation of Á la lumière d’hiver by Philippe Jaccottet, published recently by Two Rivers Press. You will also receive a print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley and your name will be included in the list of donors at the back of Notes on The Waste Land. You will receive both books and print postage free.

Included rewards

A copy of Notes on The Waste Land with your name listed as a donor

A print of a new unpublished poem by Tim Dooley

A copy of In Winter Light, signed by Tim Dooley

A 30-minute one-to-one Zoom tutorial with Tim Dooley

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