chocolate is a verb

colors, flavors, whims and other growing things


Very honored to have nine of my found poems published in the final, celebratory issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal. The pieces are reproduced beautifully, each taking up a full page, right at the center of the 220-page hardcover volume. (Vine Leaves previously published seven of my found poems in Issue 13, and two in The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015.)

Special thanks to publisher Jessica Bell. The Vine Leaves Literary Journal may be finished, but Vine Leaves Press is still alive and Jessica is going strong as lead singer for the dream-pop group, Keep Shelly in Athens, and recording and performing as a solo artist under the name Bruno.

6 responses to “collected!

  1. Kim Bultman April 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    What a beautiful publication to have your poems featured in! The word “exquisite” comes to mind… a perfectly balanced, poignant pairing. (I bookmarked their site for future reading enjoyment.) Right now I have more obligations than mental space and your thought re: “word clusters on grape leaves” was immensely appealing! (Quality vs. quantity.) So VERY proud of you! Congratulations!!!

  2. Sheila Sondik April 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations! How gratifying to have your poems preserved this way. Can’t wait to leaf through this volume.

  3. Catherine Hillenbrand April 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful. Congratulations!!!

  4. jik April 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you, Kim. Really appreciate your consistent visits… and comment!

  5. jik April 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks, Sheila!

  6. jik April 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you!! xox

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