Across and Down Found Poems from the Crosswords
By John R. Hastings Everett, Washington: John R. Hastings, 2015. Edition of 10.
5.5 x 8.5"; 12 pages. Printed on HP Premium Presentation Paper using an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer with pigment inks. Pamphlet bound in covers printed on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. Signed and numbered by the artist.
John Hastings: "We are constantly surrounded by words. They are in the books we read, on signs, beamed over the airwaves, spilling out in conversations all around us. They can be a source of inspiration, help us sift through difficult matters, and are quite often a source of amusement. And for a writer they are often all of these things.
"I am always looking at words for creative ideas. When I'm not writing, I enjoy playing word games like crossword puzzles. After having worked many hundreds of them, I began to see within them rhymes and stories, and these began to grow into found poems. Within these pages you will find ten of my favorites."