Letters book cover and several alphabet designs

LETTERS

Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude

The art and poetry of the English alphabet explained in a philosophical verse of rhythm and rhyme.

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LETTERS

Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude

The art and poetry of the English alphabet explained in a philosophical verse of rhythm and rhyme.

Buy the Book

“For all who would learn, U are outstanding!”

“Unbending and unbeatable, uncompromising U led A revolution to unite alphabet’s understanding”

“Self,” said S. “What is the correction of my silvery snakelike perfection?”

“Pure of heart, “we are P,” they said.”

“With sudden laughter, or intense sigh, An L will come to mind awry.”

“Self reflection in dual direction… What will you find upon inspection?”

“The idea, like a chill, catching… Endlessly in an E etch-a-sketching.”

“The Lime Launched the First Attack!”

AWARDS & REVIEWS

Mom's Choice Award

In Letters, the art and poetry of the English alphabet comes alive through rhythm and rhyme in philosophically charged verse. Much can be learned about a people by the language they use, but what can be said of the letters of that language? This playful treatise on the English alphabet explores the art and philosophy of some letters as they gained form in one artist’s eye and expression in the language of a wondering wordsmith. 26 letters called out for a home and found one in this tiny tome.
How We Rate

Reader's Favorite Gold Medal

Peter N. Liptak has fashioned twenty-five truly brilliant freestyle poems and combined them with apt illustrations by Lynn Tsan in his book. Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude is a book to treasure and every reader will enjoy choosing their own favourite poem.
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An Alphabet Apart

In Letters, the art and poetry of the English alphabet comes alive through rhythm and rhyme in philosophically charged verse. Much can be learned about a people by the language they use, but what can be said of the letters of that language? This playful treatise on the English alphabet explores the art and philosophy of some letters as they gained form in one artist’s eye and expression in the language of a wondering wordsmith. 26 letters called out for a home and found one in the words of this tiny tome.

ABC... the Art and Poetry of the English Alphabet

All that’s needed are the right tools to take letters from drab to devastating. LETTERS – An Alphabet Apart merges one form of communication with another: sound. This app combines audio and visual elements in a way never before conceived of, with letters that immerse you in a world of color, allowing you to discover them in a new light… and through new sounds! Watch the artistic form of the alphabet spring to life on your device through rhythm and music.

A Philosophical Verse of Rhythm and Rhyme

Is a light-hearted discourse on the twenty-six letters that make up the English alphabet. Cleverly and colourfully illustrated by Lynn Tsan, it is a fascinating book for adults, and very possibly one that would prompt a lively discussion in a high school classroom setting. The poems each have their own rhythmic flow that deludes the reader into viewing them as traditional rhyming verse; they are actually freestyle, crafted by a talented poet with a love of language and the art of creating life with words.

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A portion of proceeds from the sale of Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude will be donated to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books for children in need. Learn more about their work at www.firstbook.org.
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An Idea, an App, an Alphabet Apart

In Letters, the art and poetry of the English alphabet comes alive through rhythm and rhyme in philosophically charged verse. Much can be learned about a people by the language they use, but what can be said of the letters of that language? This playful treatise on the English alphabet explores the art and philosophy of some letters as they gained form in one artist’s eye and expression in the language of a wondering wordsmith. 26 letters called out for a home and found one in the words of this tiny tome.

LETTERS: An App Apart

All too often the beauty of the English alphabet is overlooked. Mired in artless fonts drained of life, the basis of our communication, our expression, our passion, our individuality – the alphabet is elegant & powerful! 

LETTERS: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude

ABC – Do you Dot a D?
In Letters, the art and poetry of the English alphabet comes alive throught the rhythm and rhyme of philosophically charged verse.

LETTERS: An Alphabet Apart

Art comes in so many forms. And when it’s rhythm and rhyme are allowed to shine through, the song of letters becomes evident. Let the creativity inspire with this metronome of ABC’s.  

iPad App, ebook, audio, & book

Letters of the Alphabet

Poems of Letter's Landscape

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Art, Poetry, & Philosophy

LETTERS – An Alphabet Apart

Choose your Format. Click away, empower those letters every day!

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The Big Book

Hardcover satisfaction with CD & slip cover.

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Paperback Portability

For the ABC minimalist.

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eBook Envy

Download with iBooks or from Amazon.

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Enhanced eBook

Hardcover satisfaction with CD & slip cover.

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Audio Book

The sweet sound of poetry performed.

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Alphabet App

An audio-visual exploration of alphabet art.

Let’s Build a Better Alphabet

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