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The World is a Heartbreaker

Tjia, Sherwin

Verlag: Coach House Books, 2001
ISBN 10: 1552451534 / ISBN 13: 9781552451533
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Titel: The World is a Heartbreaker

Verlag: Coach House Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This collection of 1600 pseudohaikus goes down like potato chips. What's a pseudohaiku? It's a poem of pure indulgence, a three-liner without the constraint, the pretension or the 5/7/5 syllable form. The subject matter? Relationships, cats, insecurities - themes that recur and build into a pulsing non-linear narrative. Easily digestible yet remarkably acute, The World is a Heartbreaker is a catalogue of shotgunned emotions and pointed bite-sized observations. Sometimes sexy, sometimes scandalous, but always three lines long. There are no pleasures like the guilty ones. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1552451534

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The World Is a Heartbreaker inaugurates a new subgenre: imposter poetry. This collection is a set of 1600 pseudohaikus, bite-sized chunks of poetic goodness shotgunned at the distracted masses.

What?s a pseudohaiku? It?s the poetry of pure indulgence, a three-liner without the constraint, the pretension or the 5–7–5 syllable form. The subject matter? Relationships, cats, insecurities – themes recur and build into a kind of non-linear narrative.

These micropoems are easily digestible yet remarkably acute, a catalogue of scattered thoughts and pointed observations that go down like potato chips – betcha can?t read just one.

Sometimes sexy, sometimes scandalous, sometimes sentimental, but always three lines long, these pseudohaikus are the future of poetry in a world awash with sound bites, news clips, catchphrases. There are no pleasures like the guilty ones.

Über den Autor: Sherwin Tjia is a Montreal-based poet and painter. He has exhibited widely and works as a medical illustrator for McGill University. He is the author of Pedigree Girls (comic strips) and Gentle Fictions (poetry), both from Insomniac. Recently, he illustrated JonArno Lawson's The Man in the Moon-Fixer's Mask (Pedlar). A second Pedigree Girls collection was published by UK-based Saqi Books in spring 2005.

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