Haikus of the Heart

David Rose holds one of the most intriguing, touching and amusing positions in journalism: editor of the Personals column of the London Review of Books. Not many jobs offer as much insight into the human heart and mind. Rose conceived the column in 1998, expecting writers to talk about their love of Proust and favorite Yeats. Instead, he found himself reading letters expressing that 'I love my women like I love my kebab'.