- Jackie Joice's poetry is like California wine: richly flavorful, at times sassy, and always leaves you wanting more.
- Re: Kings River Blues (Part Two)
- Whether you’d describe her style as a fierce-tenderness, a tender-fierceness, or perhaps bits of both, Jackie Joice possesses the enviable gift of being able to explore her subject with the thoroughness and logic of a practiced journalist, while also employing the more quixotic and ethereal parlance of a poetic soul. Here, she puts this rare combination of skills to excellent use--managing to paint vibrant multi-hued word pictures, and use them in the service of her enthralling, insightful and deeply personal narrative. Either way, the result is magic on the page
Green Grapes Black Hands is moonshine and whiskey! Fierce! Compelling and Informative! The poetry and prose in this collection is based upon the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Joice's writing draws the reader into the lives and history of African Americans in Central California as well as a glimpse into her character and multi-faceted perspective. Click here to buy! Thanks for your continued support!
Please " like" the Green Grapes Black Hands page here.
Joice's grandfather playing the harmonica below recorded on February 9, 2013 ( audio)