Haiku for the Single Girl, Hardback Book

Haiku for the Single Girl Hardback

Illustrated by Cynthia Vehslage Meyers

1 out of 5 (1 rating)


I feel its approach, Inevitable as death: Internet dating. Unsolicited relationship advice from relatives, disastrous dates, men who wear thumb rings, and the moments of deep satisfaction when a single girl realizes that (unlike her smug married friends) she can do whatever she wants with her time - it's all here in this brilliantly incisive and witty collection of haikus.

Every woman - whether single or not - will laugh until she cries, and then start laughing all over again.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, Illustrated throughout
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780857864222

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Hmm, this was okaaaaay. Some haikus were smirk-worthy, but it’s not a particularly memorable volume. I really liked the example below which has those perfect haiku elements of being short, sweet and very precise in insight:<br/><br/><I>Solitude causes<br/><br/>Loneliness, yes, but also<br/><br/>Fits of ecstasy.</I><br/><br/>The one below is an example of what put me off in this volume. <br/><br/><I>Some advice, ladies:<br/><br/>When you wear wedge heels and shorts<br/><br/>You just look like whores.</I><br/><br/>Though poetry is very personal and usually opinionated, I kind of prefer poems that are heavy on insight rather than opinion. I found the tone of this haiku pretty nasty – it certainly wasn’t humorous. <br/><br/>Bit of a disappointing read.<br/>

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