by Charles North, Trevor Winkfield

"Trevor and I had wanted to do a collaboration for Granary for some time. I had fooled around before with a longish, prosy poem in the form of a diary—this one is and isn’t—and while Trevor was fashioning his gorgeous images, I did a good deal of writing.  The book really came together, and acquired something of a shape, after we hit upon the title.  Not only do we both love the word elevenses, which the British use for their late morning pick-me-up; for a number of years Trevor and I have been meeting for coffee (and a walk in good weather) at 11:00 a.m.  So the title seemed perfect for our collaborating in print (with no coffee stains marring Steve’s beautiful production)." —Charles North