Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge. And, in the end, the message is one of hope.
The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative love poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted modern poetry fans from all over the world. Forget the dainty, delicate love poems of yore; these little poems pack a mighty punch.
Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Love & Misadventure is her first poetry collection.
The enchanting work of New Zealand author Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its childlike facade. Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry, and books.
Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions in Australia, the U.S., and other countries, she has built a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie's Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was granted a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.
She has completed shows in several cities, including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro Gallery, who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was handpicked to exhibit in the landmark "Playboy Redux", curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises, alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson.