Homeowner Haiku

By Jerry Ratch; Sherry Karver
(Frog, Paperback, 9781583941324, 118pp.)

Publication Date: November 2005

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Description

Written by a Realtor who is also a poet and novelist, Homeowner Haiku elegantly encapsulates the often enervating process of the real estate transaction. These brief flashes, a perfect calming gift for anyone buying or selling a home, satisfy and challenge the reader with vivid images and pithy insights, as in this sample: "Dream house / we see our / children climbing the pear tree / that's not yet planted." Sherry Karver's artwork expands the experience of poems like "Zen and the Art of Homeownership" and "Those Little Voices" that run the gamut from comic to elegiac.




About the Author
Jerry Ratch is a Realtor who is also a writer, with eleven books of poetry and one novel to his credit. Sherry Karver, his wife, is an artist who exhibits nationally and whose work is in many private and corporate collections. They live in Oakland, California.

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