From a facsimile edition of Derek Jarman’s 1972 poetry collection A Finger in the Fishes Mouth, published by Text Centre to mark the 20th anniversary of the filmmaker’s death and illustrated from his personal collection of postcards. More info.

Derek Jarman (1942–1994) was a filmmaker, painter, set designer for theatre and film, memoirist, and a fierce activist for gay rights. His films include Sebastiane (1976), Jubilee (1978), Caravaggio (1986), Aria (1987), Edward II (1991) and Blue (1994). A Finger in the Fishes Mouth is published as part of the year-long celebration of Jarman’s life and work Jarman 2014.