Exit The Known World by Simon Armitage, with wood engravings by Hilary Paynter (limited edition of 125, signed & numbered by Armitage & Paynter)


Exit From the Known World features six poems Simon Armitage wrote for Northumbria National Park's 'Poems in the Air' project. Hilary Paynter produced six new beautiful wood engravings in response to the landscapes that tether the poems to the air.

The edition is limited to 125 copies individually numbered and signed by both Simon and Hilary.

This very special book was masterminded by Andrew Moorhouse. Inspired by the words of John Updike, “a book is beautiful in its relation to the human hand, to the human eye, to the human brain, and to the human spirit,"  Moorhouse began his Fine Press Poetry imprint - a true labour of love. Exit the Known World was designed and printed by John Grice of the Evergreen Press, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, was printed from Centaur 16 point type on Zerkall paper and bound at the Fine Book Bindery, Wellingborough, England.