Words, Crazy Words Reviews Evidence of Flossing

“Payne’s other work as an essayist is evident in many of the narrative poems. Strong sense of place and point of view carry the individual poems as a cohesive whole. This collection is one I will turn to again and again. I anticipate greater appreciation for this thoughtful collection each time.” — Tara Huck, Words, Crazy Words

CLICK HERE to read the full review!

This post is part of a month-long, nationwide blog tour for my new book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, hosted by Wow! Women on Writing. Buy the book today!

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The Promise of More

Oh good, I just read
we’ll have a new store!
I was worried a moment:
where would I buy more?

More trinkets and whatnots,
more must-haves and then,
not one or two thingies
but eight, nine…no TEN!

Ten more things to purchase,
ten more for display,
ten more for the storage
I rented today.

If you like this poem, you’ll LOVE Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the new book by Jen Payne. Click here to buy your copy today! ©2017, Jen Payne

Book Launch! Evidence of Flossing!

Join us to celebrate the publication of the newest book by Jen Payne!

LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More

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SUNDAY SALON
Sunday, October 15 • Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More

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Hosted by
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street • Branford, CT

For more, email 3chairspublishing@gmail.com.

A Way with Words: Payne Pens Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind

By Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, Shore Publishing

No doubt about it, Jen Payne has a way with words. From her volunteer “pet project” as web designer for the Branford Land Trust (BLT) website for nearly 20 years to her newest book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the Branford author and artist brings together words and images to champion the natural world and remind us of what she terms “our divine and innate connection with nature.” The book also provides telling social commentary and photos showing “evidence” warning of a growing disregard for nature’s gifts and for each other. (Read More)

Have you seen Evidence of Flossing?

We have and we can’t wait to show you!
Join us for the official launch of Evidence of Flossing…

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LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Book Signing, Refreshments & More

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SUNDAY SALON
Sunday, October 15 • Noon – 2:00PM
Artist Talk with Jen Payne & Martha Link Walsh
Conversation, Refreshments & More

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Hosted by
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street • Branford, CT

For more, email 3chairspublishing@gmail.com.

Evidence: Horseshoe Crab

Each year, half a million Horseshoe Crabs are captured and bled alive to create biomedical technology. According to reports, 10-30% of them die, which is considered better than their statistical fate as fertilizer and bait. (“The Blood Harvest,” Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic.)

IMAGE: Horseshoe Crab Harvest, 1928. Delaware Public Archives, from the upcoming book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind.