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Hidden love still exists. Collaborators Hayley Heaton and Jen Sorensen seek "Proof" in this collection of heartbroken haiku.
Hidden love still exists. Collaborators Hayley Heaton and Jen Sorensen seek "Proof" in this collection of heartbroken haiku.
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About the poems

Proof is a series of heartbroken haiku that explores a mysterious liason between ill-fated lovers. It's divided into three short sections: the seduction, the climax, and the inevitable end.  These sections are meant to take the reader on a journey from the frenzied excitement of lust and love to the comfortless heartache of lonesomeness. Each poem works as a clue for the speaker, as well as the reader, to cement and justify the sadness the speaker feels as she is left with the tangibility of things rather than the presence of what she really aches for: her lover.

The textual structure of the book is meant to reinforce the haiku form. It starts with five poems in the first section, continues with seven poems in the second section, and ends with five poems in the last section. Each section in itself is written to work the way a haiku does. The first seduces the the reader into wanting to go farther. The second section gives into the readers' lusts and excites them into reading the third section, which turns the meaning into something all together more poetic.

About the book

The visual landscape of Proof uses found, antique photographs, as well as photographs that Jen has taken while traveling throughout the western US. These photographs are meant to recreate the feeling of immense flatness and a vast landscape that induces loneliness. There are also representations of classic and mythic Americana and of those who populate it to reinforce the theme of the haiku.

The physical structure of the book mimics the 5/7/5 structure of the poems themselves and allows the reader room to breath and explore within the staccato syllables.

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  • A proof is a page from the book that will feature one of the haiku. It will be signed by both Jen and Hayley. It's a great thing to have and makes a wonderful piece of art for your wall.

    A copy of Proof is the entire book! And yes, it will be a signed number edition for your collection. May we add that you have very good taste.

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    Love, affection, a bookmark, a handwritten note, a signed copy of Proof, and a haiku of your very own.

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