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ESAW publishes Mark Pirie’s Bono Mato Poeia rock poems and drawings

In July 2021, my new collection of rock and roll poems and drawings, Bono Mato Poeia, was published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop.

It presents new poems on rock written since my previous music collection Electrimotive in 2018.

Artists included: Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, Ryan Adams, songwriter Jimmy Webb, Van Halen, Jim Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Billy Joel, Ronnie Van Zant, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, David Bowie and more.

It also includes some B&W line drawings of Sammy Hagar, Leonard Cohen, Bono (cover), Bob Dylan, and Anthony Kiedis previously featured in my artbook Folk Punk.

This will be my final mini book in the ESAW Mini Series (being No. 42) which ESAW publisher Michael O'Leary intends to end at No. 50.

ESAW publishes Mark Pirie's first art book Folk Punk

In November 2020, my first art book, Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks and Drawings 1985-2020, was published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop.

It is in the same series as Nigel Brown, Nigel Yates, Wayne Seyb, Michael O'Leary and Margaret Jeune.

Folk Punk is the first of two volumes collecting my work as an artist and book designer. Volume One, Folk Punk, contains a selection of my photography 1985-2020 plus illustrations/artworks and drawings of Pirie’s music influences as a poet: Bono, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Anthony Kiedis, David Bowie, Sammy Hagar and Kurt Cobain.

The book complements my poetry and also gives portraits of other writers, performers or musicians who have been important to my work and life as an editor and publisher over the years, including Michael O’Leary, Alistair and Meg Campbell, Andrew Fagan, Bill Direen and Alistair Paterson.

Volume Two will be book covers and graphic designs I have done for the book trade.