taktil, an online literary journal

Genesis by Paul Shampine


After a twenty year stint in "corporate America" Paul is now balancing his time between small business consulting (www.CrossroadBusinessConsulting.com) and creating sculpture (www.PaulShampine.com).  Paul resides in Newtown, CT and his sculpture can be seen throughout galleries and sculpture gardens in the Northeast, including Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield, CT.  


Sculptures by George Shaw












Volume 1.1: Spring/Summer

Letter from the Editor


Louis Bourgeois

Strange Fish

James H. Celestino

Heidi Floating

Andy Cerrone

          On Writing


          Hot Chocolate


Joel Coblenz

        Runaway Chef

Susan Hodara

          Riding Through the Sky

Sheila Squillante

American Home Cookbook


Paul Shampine


George Shaw