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collected!

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.

found found poems!

Vine Leaves Literary Journal, issue 13What a lovely way to start Friday! Seven, count them, seven of my found poems are included in the brand-new edition of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, issue 13. You can read it online (or download a PDF) and like Vine Leaves on Facebook (where the found poems are included with all of the art and photography from Issue #13 in a Photo album).

Vine Leaves Literary Journal has a particular focus on the “vignette” — a form described as follows on the Vine Leaves website: “‘Vignette’ is a word that originally meant ‘something that may be written on a vine-leaf.’ It’s a snapshot in words. It differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn’t lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot. Instead, the vignette focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. It’s descriptive, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay. Through a vignette, you create an atmosphere.”

…clusters of found words on vine leaves…yes!

branches…

feel…

the mountain…

the edge…

to make…

inspired…

form…