Kristen Lem

Haiku 2 Fall in Love 2

 Released June 2017

Released June 2017

Haiku To Fall in Love To

A collaboration by writer Kristen Lem and artist Molly Ha
Published by Do Good PR
Rated #1 on Amazon in its Genre

Falling in love is one of the most beautiful things humans can do. As complex and life-altering as the process feels, it’s often in the simplest moments we experience deep levels of happiness, despair, nostalgia, anger, comfort, desire – but most of all vulnerability. Haiku to Fall in Love To is the story of a heart opening to the possibility of new love – something that we will do time and time again if we are hopeful. Told in “tiny and tidy” packages of 17 syllables, Kristen Lem narrates in haiku form accompanied by “whimsical and minimal” illustrations by Molly Ha. This collaboration takes an economical approach to a rich subject and hopes to give the reader something to hold on to when love – as it often does – slips away.
Available in-store at Lavish California.

Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You will fall in love all over again. I did...

Haiku To Fall In Love To by Kristen Lem and illustrated by Molly Ha is phenomenal! I had difficulty with this skinny book. This little black and white book took my breath away starting with the Forward and Letters from both the poet, Kristen Lem and illustrator, Molly Ha. Do not skip these pages to get to the meat of the this skinny book because you will be missing a lot of good stuff. I was obsessed with every single page I turned. The feelings and musings behind each line and every single word are beautifully captured. The illustrations are simple drawings but are as powerful as the words and poems themselves. This skinny book grabbed me by my heart strings and began to strangle me unless I let it "fly". So let it fly I did... with tears of pure emotion running down my cheeks. This book surpasses "milk and honey" by Rupi Kaur by a long stretch. Just sayin. The simple Haiku captured my love of words, love of poetry and love for art. So why did I have difficulty with this book you are asking??? This skinny book is way too skinny. I wanted more so I went back to the beginning and read again and again each word, each line, every poem and stared at each picture through the warmest of tears. All of you book lovers, poetry lovers and just plain lovers... take a gander at this book. You will fall in love all over again.  I did ...

-Linda L. Oliphant

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five Stars

Great work. I teach some of the Haikus in my class (HS English Teacher).

-Michael Liu

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five Stars

Beautiful short poems with amazing illustrations. Perfect as a gift!

-Eduardo S.

Press & Photos

 June 2017 / Little Tokyo

June 2017 / Little Tokyo

DTLA Launch Party

 July 2017 / Pasadena

July 2017 / Pasadena

Lavish Store Launch Party

 May 2017 / Online

May 2017 / Online

Interview with Modern Chic Mag

About the Creators

 Molly Ha

Molly Ha

About the Artist

Graphic Designer and illustrator MOLLY HA has been creatively interpreting her world since adolescence, beginning with drawings she made as gifts for her friends.  Since then, her style as evolved into works seen in the cover art for Passing the Butter and Picking Up the Penny and illustrations for Haiku To Fall in Love To.  She finds inspiration in everyday life, as well as on her many travels abroad to locations like the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok and the Gouda Cheese Farm of Kinderdijk, Netherlands.   An expert at visually conveying the nearly invisible – the small, beautiful moments in life often mistaken for the mundane – Molly’s work is a little melancholy, a little hopeful, and always evocative and intelligent. She calls is “whimsical, weird, and minimalist.”  We call it exquisite.

 Kristen Lem

Kristen Lem

About the Author

Before KRISTEN LEM learned to count numbers, she was counting syllables on her fingers. This behavior eventually turned into haiku, which she won a contest for in the 6th grade. Kristen continued to write well into adulthood and went on to be published in indie magazine Grunge N’ Art and books such as Beyond Depression: Essays About Feeling Low, Feeling Stuck, and Finding Healing and We Can Hear You: From First Class to Third World. Kristen is also a contributor on websites Thought Catalog, Bustle, Project Girl Crush, Modern Chic Mag, and Talk Thirty to Me.  Haiku To Fall in Love To is her first book of poetry, which she collaborated on with illustrator Molly Ha.