The Rye Poets have produced four hand-made books: the white poems, the blue poems, the red poems and the tie. The first three books are inspired by colour while the tie addresses death and transition. The books are illustrated with a work of art from each poet/artist. Pia is both designer and bookmaker.

The Tie – ‘It’s a beautiful thing to look at and hold and turn its pages. I’ve found such pleasure reading and rereading the poems. You’re very good with last lives. The tone of the book, the variations on its theme, is so well achieved.’ Jeremy Kingston