FROM THE MAN BEHIND THE BOOK

Like life and romance, there is a certain volatility and imperfection in many parts inside this book and associated audios. I struggled with pruning nearly 120 works down to just 40 songs and 40 poems on this theme. And as an older man now than when I wrote many of them, I am anxious at times with a feeling of embarrassment over a few moments herein from my past that betray a puerile naiveté. But art without sacrifice is often reduced without it. Discretion may require creative use of mystery, silence, or absence. Yet, now in Anatomy of an Affair after spending many years recording the songs and poems set to music, by creating a visual as well I’ve finally achieved something approaching a whole about it. And my work in striking a balance between adding something for each work without ruining a creative listener’s own interpretation, I believe, has been worth it. To assemble a visual aspect to each work was harder than I expected, and I hope you enjoy my discomfort and/or that it rekindles a fond memory of your own in retrospect. 

- Ed Verner

A SONGWRITER'S REFLECTIONS ALONG THE ROAD OF A LOVE AFFAIR

A collection of 80 works of poetry and/or song lyrics along a timeline chronicling the emotional journey and observations of the songwriter/author on discrete love affairs. Crafted with carefully selected illustrations chosen by the author, each page of this 11x14 inch coffee table book has a story. For every poem and song there is an accompanying audio component available. 

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