17 Syllables About Fowey
17 Syllables About Fowey, written and illustrated by Gretchen Viehmann, is a book of haiku dedicated to life in Fowey through the four seasons, including the crucial fifth season, the Mizzle. The book is a comedic love letter to the town that has been the New Yorker’s native home and inspiration for the past fifteen years, and is dedicated to the many magic and ridiculous moments that make up year-round life in Fowey.
Gretchen is a writer, illustrator and photographer who has been the Director of Photography of the New York Post and the New York Daily News and now teaches Press and Editorial Photography at Falmouth University. Her meticulously detailed pen and ink style is inspired by the historic news images and cartoons that she grew up with in the small town of Manhattan. She is currently at work on a novel as well as an illustrated Cornish language card game called Gwari.