The Goodbye Song
Karl Kristian Flores, author
10 poems. 10 sonnets. 10 haikus. 10 letters. 10 scenes. 10 objects. 10 definitions. 10 directions. 10 entries. 10 recipes. The Goodbye Song is a powerful volume that “tightens your throat.” Author, Karl Kristian Flores, masterfully guides readers across a stunning collection of thought. This book is like an important adventure that carries you everywhere. In today’s world, penetrating one’s heart may not work with an axe, a shout, or a lecture, but rather a haiku, a recipe, and a dialogue. Flores gazes on the complexities of our time here on earth. Its unique form targets the depths of soul-shattering topics including but not limited to: humiliation, morality, friendship, intuition, manual labor, and loneliness. Flores’ writing is accompanied by illustrator Maya Concepción, whose imagination leaves a precise and poignant mark in each reader. From urgent fictional letters written a hundred years ago to short stories about humanity’s future, The Goodbye Song is brave, direct, and beautiful.