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Full view of Hemispheres.

Fact-Simile Editions produces handmade books and chapbooks that interrogate the form of the book, frequently using recycled and reclaimed materials. Hemispheres, Fact-Simile’s most recent production, presents a sequence of poems by Kevin McLellan and is a good exemplar of Fact-Simile’s interest in the creation of arresting book forms. Book objects produced by this press frequently require slow reading and very careful handling: Hemispheres is very tightly bound with nylon thread, and the book’s poems must be opened with enormous gentleness.

Kevin McLellan. Hemispheres. Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Fact-Simile Editions, 2019.


Detail from the interior of Hemispheres, showing the poem “(In) The Sun.”


Detail of the colophon from Hemispheres.