Lost Elation

Lost Elation (2010) hardback, letterpress to cover & spine, hand dyed dustjacket with letterpress to front & spine, letterpress title page, hand sewn & bound, 28 pages, edition of 50 copies, RRP $NZ65.00, ISBN: 978-0-9864567-6-3
In Lost Elation, Joseph Ridgwell takes the reader on a journey into the underbelly of society to reveal “the cracked modern world in all its ruined beauty”. This collection springs from the streets, basements and bars of the poets world. There is a wry sadness in his snapshots of lost friends, former loves, doomed youth, and the milieu of immigrant London. Dejection follows the author throughout his travels in Sydney, Waiheke Island, and the Blue Mountains, while his poems sing “the songs of the underground”, the stories of drunks, hookers, junkies and strippers.

Ridgwell titles published by Kilmog Press are available by contacting the publisher at: kilmogpressdunedin@gmail.com, PO Box 1562, Dunedin, New Zealand and our stockist, Dead Souls Second-hand Books, is located at 401/B Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.