Paint Chips Haiku by Jerome Berglund a unifying theme is the hardest thing to settle upon, ‘ppears out of fashion wallpaper, busy plastered aesthetic; pleasing shell-shocked vets only talk about wartime glories of ages long past there’s more than one way to deftly skin a mole and desecrate its pelt whisk and then strain, are lumps in this batter despite the flour’s sifting wooden grave marker dirt stained slick with lichen text indecipherable
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A graduate of the University of Southern California’s Cinema-Television Production program, Jerome Berglund spent a picaresque decade in entertainment before returning to the midwest where he was born and raised. For the last several years he has lived a relatively quiet life, spending his time reflecting, exploring what he learned over the course of a somewhat checkered young adulthood, via writing, poetry and fine art photography. Berglund has previously published haikus in Abstract Magazine, Barstow and Grand, Lychee Rind, Moonstone Press, a Quillkeepers anthology, Raw Art Review, Snapdragon, and the Write Launch. He is furthermore an established, award-winning fine art photographer, whose black and white pictures have been exhibited in galleries across New York, Minneapolis, and Santa Monica. Jerome is author to several haiku collections and chapbooks, including the recently released ;OSCOPY. These selections are taken from a cycle of poetry exploring personal as well as universal themes and experiences through the description of striking objects and visual artworks which communicate them tellingly.