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Fall 2018 Issue

Still Life With Fruit, Froth, & Kinesis By Jacquelyn Shah

Winner, 2018 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
On a rosewood dining room table overflowing a lead-crystal bowl: apple
kiwi lemon guava cantaloupe sloped over grapefruit pissing off peach & pear papaya breadfruit….

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Saying Cheese By Jacquelyn Shah

Winner, 2018 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
Inside the monstrous apple assigned to me a house floats in the flesh
and I, Anonymouse
climb the walls and scribble
CHEESE…

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Winter 2015 Issue

For Crows and Old Men By Denise DiMarzio

Winner, 2015 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
The same cloth has lain for years over the table in the kitchen
where he sits in a white T-shirt, his chin greasy from gnawing
the chicken crooked in the hollow between finger and thumb, bones
piled on a tin pie plate…

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It’s Getting Late for Brussels Sprouts By Denise DiMarzio

Winner, 2015 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
Glorious for weeks now, pale leaves shining green,
and at last the smallest of sprouts appearing —
sitting tight like tiny Buddhas on the stalks…

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Fall 2012 Issue

Our Potluck (Your Contribution) By Daniel A. Harris

Winner, 2012 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
“Cupcakes?!” “Oui, mais cupcakes de France!” you purr.
We grin — that coarse word young Julia, post-war,
would have scorned. Il n’ya pas un mot fran?ais….

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Fall 2010 Issue

Igneous or “of fire” By Rosemary Royston

Winner, 2010 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
Magma undulates in the mantle, forming as the Earth’s plates collide.
      A man and woman collide
      in a café. He pays for the coffee…

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Summer 2009 Issue

What Frommer’s Left Out By Laurel Bastian

Winner, 2009 Literal Latte Food Verse Contest.
The Ristorante di Memoria
has a zealot for a chef….

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