BODY WEIGHT: A Collection of Haiku and Art by Marianne Paul
ISBN: 9781951675028 4"x6" perfectbound paperback. 40 pages. Full-color ink on 70 lb. white paper. Printed in the U.S.A. by Ingram Spark.
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Advance Praise for Body Weight
“Marianne Paul’s art and haiku keep evolving to the cutting edge of experimentation. She takes the reader into the metaphysical and gets under their skin with the use of beautiful yet confronting images. Through her unique pairing of haiku, Marianne has created a new dimension beyond white space for her audience to journey."
- Robbie Cairns
Author of In Transit and The Drifting
“In Body Weight, Marianne Paul stretches the concepts of juxtaposition and resonance by creating two separate, complete worlds of unique awareness which she then pitches at each other. At the nexus, they are held together, and yet apart, by a single word or phrase, demanding a newer evocation of resources and taunting the cognitive distance between the verses and the reader. Scattered through the collection are sense-swapping artworks which catch your breath as you arrive at each unexpectedly, spring-boarding you into another level of awareness. Marianne’s work here is as fresh as it is conceptually unique in its structure and content.”
- Samar Ghose
Author of turn, climb, realign
“We are scented by our memories, while poets can be arbiters of a truth otherwise diminished over generations. As reality seeps into this author’s poems, it’s as if she addresses all the “Greats,” real and otherwise, from Escher to Alice to Magritte, and the ‘great issues’ that tumble through us as we live, breathe, and expire. Marianne Paul is a Golden-eye whistle: She is creating a new way of alerting us, as well as communicating what we need to re-discover. This fresh and original way of writing poetry, interspersed with amazing illustrations, comes at a time when we need to hold, and hold on, and gifts us a mesmerisingly accumulative warmth for the soul.”
- Alan Summers
Co-founder, Call of the Page