In Production: Artist’s Book, 53 Lines

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Maintenance Ends Press to produce an artist’s book based on an excerpt from a novel coming out this fall. It’s an unusual partnership of a press and a book artist and its wholly due to publisher Todd Kimm’s vision and indirectly, Ice Cube Press, of which Maintenance Ends Press is an offshoot. To stay updated for a release date, a possible launch party and in process posts, please join our mailing list at the sidebar to the right. And for pre-orders, visit

From the press release:

This limited edition of 75, entitled 53 Lines, comes out in advance of the novel Voices after Evelyn by Rick Harsch (Fall 2018 Maintenance Ends Press) and excerpts a portion of the text from the first appearance in the novel of the Chorus voice. The novel seeks not so much to dig up a cold case–the 1953 disappearance of La Crosse, Wis, babysitter Evelyn Hartley–as re-open its heart. In 53 Lines, the viewer is invited to explore the mystery of Evelyn’s disappearance through the book’s unique structure, called a tetra tetra flexagon. As the viewer moves though the unfoldings, recombinations and separations of images occur.


Evelyn, fingering her

Indian bead belt,

impotent talisman

against the pulmonic

dark moving

outside the windows

View the full Press Release

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