Talking about another writer’s book today, spreading the love, baby! This time it is (drumroll please) Peyton Price with her new book, Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence.
You may have “seen” Peyton around these parts, she comments here and on FB in haiku form. You know, a poem in 5-7-5 syllables? I wrote one in elementary school about a swan and a red flower. It was neat. But hers are in a totally different league. They are clever! And true! She distills the trials and tribulations of life and parenting down into these succinct 17 syllable bundles of brilliance.
Her new book is about living (and also raising kids) in the suburbs.
Here is a sample from the book that I slapped on a crappy picture because she said I could draw it:
And here’s another:
If two-thirds of kids
are in the advanced math class
aren’t they average?
It’s not just parenting stuff either. You’ll see yourself in it if you live in the suburbs, whether you like it or not. Carpooling, parking spots, lawns, dog poop, shopping, losing your phone, checking out other moms, school stuff… It’s all there.
Giveaway! You can WIN a copy of Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches from Behind the Picket Fence by filling out the rafflecopter thingy below. Giveaway ends April 2, 2014.