Recently featured on the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Bored Panda websites, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the new book by writer/artist Jen Payne, will make an appearance at Rock Garden in Branford on Saturday, November 18 from 11am - 2pm. See the Evidence, meet the author, and support local business during this November book signing event.
Part social commentary, part lament, the poems in Evidence of Flossing are, at their heart, love poems to the something greater within all of us. Their investigation of the human condition and its folly — politics, religion, development, technology, consumerism — is juxtaposed to a series of poems about our natural world and the possibility of divine connection.
Award-winning poet Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely calls this “a most unusual book, richly thoughtful and sorely, sorely needed.” A timely publication given the state of our current world, Evidence of Flossing is more than a simple poetry chapbook. Its pages are illustrated by a random, absurd, and heartbreaking assortment of original and vintage photographs, including a series of discarded dental flossers that inspired the title of the book.
A take on traditional street photography, these images examine human nature from a different and thought-provoking perspective. They are part of a collection of more than 100 photographs of used dental flossers found by Payne between 2014 - 2017, and speak to the subtitle of the book: What will we leave behind?
Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind follows on the heels of Payne’s 2014 well-received book LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, and continues a dialogue about our innate connection with nature.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Rock Garden is located at 17 South Main Street, Branford, CT.
For more information and to purchase copies of the book, please visit www.3chairspublishing.com.