I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

Ramsingh Urveti, Jonathan Yamakami

A well-known folk poem from 17th century England, I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail is a form of trick verse. The poem at first seems nonsensical, but given a break in the middle of each line, its meaning begins to unravel. In this pioneering visual exploration of the original text, Gond tribal artist Ramsingh Urveti and book designer Jonathan Yamakami use art and design in the service of language. Working together, revealing and concealing, they brilliantly mirror the shifting ways in which poetry creates meaning.

$ 18.50

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Weight 320.0 g
Dimensions 247 × 155 mm





Black & White Offset-printed, Die-Cut



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Ramsingh Urveti

Ramsingh Urveti is one of the most brilliant living artists of the Gond tradition. Ramsingh’s work has spread the myths and stories of the Gond community throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America and has won him awards nationally and internationally. His work creates a world of fantasy and metamorphosis, coming alive with finely detailed organic forms. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

jonathan yamakami

Jonathan Yamakami

Jonathan Yamakami is a graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil who currently lives in Washington DC. He received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and his work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Jonathan is particularly interested in exploring new ways of presenting and conceiving of the book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.