Stories from the eyes of an owl

A pocket concertina booklet containing six 148mmx148mm visual poems and an A5 print. The booklet is sold out, but Rare Swan and I have agreed to print up to 100, so there may be more in future.



Rare Swan press and Sarah-Jane Crowson are delighted to announce a collaboration in Autumn 2022, when Rare Swan will publish six of Sarah-Jane’s ‘Stories from the Zodiacal Light’ as a limited edition artist’s book.

To celebrate this we have produced a pocket concertina poetry booklet of six visual/found poems with a seasonal theme: Stories from the eyes of an owl – a spontaneous, spur-of the moment collaboration between Sarah-Jane and Renée Seigel.

We will be printing x25 of these initially only as a not-for-profit limited edition and won’t ever print more than 100. As this is the visual poetry equivalent of a chapbook and we want to make it accessible for everyone, we’ve kept costs as low as we can, and ask instead that those who have the spare money match the cost of the book in a donation to charity (optional).


Stories from the eyes of an owl sold out in 72 hours (wow) and we’ve now despatched all the copies.

We have made the last International Posting date to ensure Christmas delivery, so everyone should get their copy before Christmas.

If you don’t receive your copy before the 6th of January or it arrives damaged, please let us know.


A pocket concertina booklet with six 148mm x 148mm colour-printed reproductions of collages (originals made using a mixture of analogue and digital methods) and an A5 art print on Perlino Cotton 300 gsm paper.

The book is printed on Tintoretto Gesso 300-350gsm paper with exhibition-quality digital print.

Your package will contain a couple of artsy surprises.

Why are you so concerned about making this affordable?

Years ago,  Sarah-Jane made a pact with herself that the first printed item she set her name to would be as beautiful, lovely, and affordable  as she could make possible.

Rare Swan are lovely people who have embraced this journey into making an artist-book chapbook with style and panache (and a completely gorgeous bookmark).

About postage and packing:

Items will be delivered in a card-backed envelope using letter post.

All UK deliveries will be shipped using Royal Mail first class post. This includes up to £20 compensation for lost and damaged items, so if your post hasn’t arrived within 30 days or arrives damaged, please let us know.

The price to post to the UK is £1.99.

Deliveries to parts of Europe and the rest of the world will be shipped using the UK post office International Standard Postage Service. This includes up to £20 compensation for lost and damaged items, so if your post hasn’t arrived within 30 days or arrives damaged, please let us know.

The price to ship to those parts of Europe we deliver to, the USA, Canada, and New Zealand is £2.99. If you don’t live in any of these countries and would like to buy a book (and there’s one available) please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. The software that works out shipping is complex and a bit rigid but Sarah-Jane and Rare Swan are humans, and there’s a way around everything.

Postage costs will be added to your cart at checkout. You will be responsible for paying any additional customs charges.

A refund and returns policy is available to read, along with the terms and conditions of this website.




Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 162 × 0.2 × 229 cm
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Bio: Sarah-Jane's work is inspired by fairytales, nature, psychogeography and surrealism. She uses bricolage to explore the space between real and imagined; creating alternative narratives as small acts of resistance. Sarah-Jane's work can be seen in various journals, including Waxwing Literary Journal, Petrichor, Sugar House Review (Sugar Suites), Thrush Journal and Iron Horse Literary Review. You can find her on Twitter @Sarahjfc or on her website at