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tea's aftertaste

Publication Details


tea's aftertaste
by Aubrie Cox

graphic design and original pencil illustrations by Katie Baird

ISBN 978-0-9819591-2-2
© 2011

hand-sewn Japanese binding (sewfest photos)
48 pages (5.5" X 5.5”)

out of print

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tea's aftertaste, by Aubrie Cox, illustrated by Katie Baird. (Decatur, IL.): Bronze Man Books, 2011, 48 pages, 5.5 x 5.5, hand-sewn Japanese binding. ISBN 978-0-9819591-2-2. out of print

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Bronze Man Books is pleased to announce the publication of TEA'S AFTERTASTE by Aubrie Cox. This collection of haiku and senryu is a hand-sewn chapbook featuring 40 poems written and published during the author's four years at Millikin University.

harvest moon
rises above the branches
tea's aftertaste

In the preface by Dr. Randy Brooks, Profesor of English at Millikin University, he writes:

"In this collection of haiku, tea's aftertaste, Aubrie Cox gathers the best of her work that has been published in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. Aubrie's haiku are not in a hurry. Her haiku take time to breathe and to fully contemplate the things being observed or remembered. Her haiku understand that they come from the human heart. Her haiku are authentic. She knows how to wear a narrative mask and how to take it off. Her haiku are not afraid of the dark, nor the spiritual depths of churchyard shadows. "

distant galaxies
all the things
I could've been

This chapbook was produced in-house with Japanese sewing for binding. See the sew-fest photos.

About the Author

Aubrie Cox graduated in 2011 from Millikin University with a degree in literature and writing. At Millikin, she first encountered haiku in 2008 through Dr Randy Brooks' Global Haiku Traditions course and has been writing and studying it and related forms ever since. She has served as the senior editor for the student owned and operated publishing company Bronze Man Books, and editor-in-chief for the university's literary and fine arts magazine Collage. She is a graduate student in creative writing at Ball State University.

Aubrie's poetry has appeared in online and print journals, including Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, bottle rockets, Acorn, Frogpond, tinywords, Eucalypt, Moonbathing, Sketchbook, Prune Juice, Chrysanthemum, haijinx, mango moons, and Notes From the Gean.

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About the Illustrator

Katie Baird graduated in 2011 from Millikin University with a B.F.A. in graphic design/computer art. She served as the art director for Bronze Man Books and designed for Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, a student owned and operated threatre company. She was also the resident artist at Blue Connection for summer 2010. Katie has a passion for illustration, printmaking, and mixed media artwork. Her newest project is her graphic design, letterpress, and silkscreen business, Neon Kitchen Design & Press.


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