ROAMING NEAR THE FIREPLACE

ISBN 978-0-6451718-7-7

96 Pages, Hardcover

18.5 x 25cm

Exposed Section Sewn

First Edition of 100




Imagery & Text –– James Whiting

Editing –– James Whiting, Cam Norris

Design –– Cam Norris

Printing –– Press Print, Melbourne

Typeset in Quadrant –– Vincent Chan (Matter of Sorts)

Independently published by James Whiting


RNTF is:

• The extension of ideas first sparked at the Arts, Letters & Numbers Residency Program in Averill Park, New York, 2019, and informed by a broader set of experiences had throughout that year 

• A book about home, how and where we find it, or build in its absence

• About recognition, and the subsequent assignment of importance  

• Concerned with slant rhyme and the formation, or illusion, of patterns

• Aligned more closely to a poem than an encyclopaedia

RNTF is inspired by:

• Songs by The National, poems by William Carlos Williams and Mike MillsBeginners

• Books such as ‘Mise en Abyme’ by Jan Mammey, ‘How To Do The Flowers’ by Ruth Van Beek and multiple titles by Daniel Shea

• A number of quotes from Geoff McFetridge, particularly this


• The time spent in Averill Park, NY, which looked like this
PURCHASE





Thank you to the Arts, Letters & Numbers community in Averill Park, NY, USA,  Cam Norris, Vincent Chan, Rob & Dianne Whiting, Joshua Thompson at Spacebound and all of the people, past and present, who continue to make the world feel not so far away.

James Whiting, Cam Norris and the team involved in RNTF acknowledge that this work has taken place on the land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land. We acknowledge that this land remains unceded and we pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


© 2021 James Whiting. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any
manner without the written 
permission of the publisher.