A Journal

"I'm going to come back to West Virginia when this is over. There's something ancient and deeply-rooted in my soul. I like to think that I have left my ghost up one of those hollows, and I'll never really be able to leave for good until I find it. And I don't want to look for it, because I might find it and have to leave".----Breece D'J Pancake, in a letter to his mother. 

Jenni B. Baker



Erasures from Katherine Taylor Craig's The Fabric of Dreams: Dream Lore and Dream Interpretation, Ancient and Modern (1918)

When I returned from a year of teaching in France, I brought back a bottle of Gabriel Boudier Crème de Cassis de Dijon -- an alcoholic,blackcurrant syrup that, even when combined with the cheapest (€3!) white wine from the local Intermarché, produced a decent Kir cocktail. I intended to break it out for a special event once back in the States. It's occupied my bookshelf for eight years.

Jenni B. Baker is the editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in more than three dozen literary journals, including DIAGRAM, Washington Square, BOAAT, Nashville Review and Swarm. Her chapbook, Comings/Goings, will be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. In her current project, Erasing Infinite(, she creates poetry from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, one page at a time. More at