Illustrated by Cynthia Vehslage Meyers and first published in 2011, this Penguin book of American poetry is a fun read, and celebrates both weirdness and words. Each little poem is accompanied by a “simple” sketch on the opposite page. and it’s the first time that I’ve come across the author and her illustrator introduced in Haiku (both illustrated) :
- Beth’s a single girl Living in New York City This is her first book.
- Cynthia Meyers Lives and draws in Ridgefield, Conn. She was once single.
Two poems (and their illustrations) that I particularly love are :
- I smile to myself Because I have a secret: My time is my own.
- Solitude causes Loneliness, yes, but also Fits of ecstasy.