Grid Poems Vol. I


Grid Poems Vol. I. is a collection of 45 illustrated poems. Part haiku, part sudoku, each grid poem is a 3 x 3 arrangement of lines written to allow two different intended readings: left-to-right vs. top-to-bottom. This structure allows subtly and drastically different perspectives to emerge from the same text. Isett uses these intersecting narratives to momentarily trap and examine the unspoken hopes, expectations, and losses that form a subtext for everyday life. Reflecting the spirit of this poetry, Soat uses unseen spaces between the grid blocks as a source for raw materials: line widths and particles that coalesce to illustrate a third, purely visual narrative of each poem.

Hardcover with foil stamp, 1st Edition Print, 150 copies, 6 x 9, 132 pages.


Writing by Brian Isett
Design by John Soat

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Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 11 x 1 in

1st (150 printed)

Page Count


Cover Type

Hard Cover

Exterior Color

Pewter (Cloth Bound)
Foil (Black)

Interior Paper

80lb. Natural
Printing (Black)


Each cover is hand foil stamped. As such, please be aware that each book may have flaws due to this process.

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