The first four pages of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, handwritten while reading & without looking at the artwork; a blind-contour rendering of Joyce’s book of the dark. 14″ x 17″, pencil on layout bond.

Thrilled to have spent the afternoon at Monica Kidd‘s letterpress studio. chatting, taking photos and experimenting in blind embossing and printing grey on white linen paper …

Was very excited to be part of the Making Treaty 7 Common Ground Dinner Series last night. Making Treaty 7 explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 140 years later. Over a fabulous meal at the River Cafe  we discussed the artistic and cultural implication of Treaty 7 and how we perceive the land. This was the first of 3 dinners and set the foundations for some fabulous collaborations . . .



Leeds-Beckett University Faculty Kaja Marczewska and Simon Morris have just included my work in their exhibition Research Field Station, no. 1: Copying — a literary exhibition of copying as creative practice which also included examples by Robert Fitterman, Kenneth Goldsmith, Nick Thurston, Simon Morris and Alison Turnbull.

My TISH: ANOTHER “SENSE OF THINGS” has just been published as the 3rd in The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, State University of New York’s “among the neighbors” series‬

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Like A Dream or Two

by Dirk Krecker

Produced in a limited edition of 40 copies, 20 of which are for sale.


Like A Dream or Two is a suite of 5 full-colour typewritten abstracts, each a field of evocative static.

To order please email

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