The Toad in the Word Garden


by Vassilis Zambaras

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MELIGALAS Greece—(Weekly Hubris) —4/11/11—In lieu of my usual fare and because we’re still trying to recover from being burgled about two weeks ago (and still foolishly hoping to recover the money and stolen goods—including my laptop, with all the files that I had stupidly enough forgotten to save to my external hard drive), I’m presenting the one and only ever review written about my work by my good friend and the Publishing-Editor of this here worthy endeavor, Elizabeth Boleman-Herrring. The review was published over 25 years ago in July 1985 when Elizabeth was working for the now-defunct The Athenian: Greece’s English Language Monthly.


About Vassilis Zambaras

Vassilis Zambaras According to such reliable inside sources as The Weekly Hubris’s Publishing-Editor, VazamBam aka Vassilis Zambaras is all of the following, and more, in an order no one can vouchsafe as definitive: a publishing poet who writes every day of his life; a hugely successful father (and a not-so-very-successful local political candidate); a professor of English as a Foreign Language, with portfolio; a Renaissance Man of many skills, useful and not-so; a fount of information about his particular corner of his birth country; an unstable and utterly unique mix of Greek and American, American and Greek; and the man fortunate and wily enough to have made off with Messenia’s loveliest and most talented local daughter as his child bride. Besides being all the aforementioned, other more dubious sources have also reported seeing him hanging out at the corner of—in the guise of a “new old kid on the blog, with an occasional old or new poem written off the old writer’s block.” Author Photo: Pericles Boutos
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