Little Rock district court Judge Vic Fleming will be this week's featured poet for Wednesday Night Poetry at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.
The regular open mic session for all poets will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Fleming performs at 7 p.m., followed by another open mic. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Fleming has been a judge in Little Rock since 1996, and for the past 15 years has taught Law & Literature at UALR. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Davidson College and a J.D. from UALR's Bowen School of Law.
For over 20 years, he wrote a syndicated weekly humor column which was occasionally sprinkled with original poetry. Fleming also writes crossword puzzles, which have appeared in The New York Times and other publications. He was also a co-editor of two volumes of Random House Casual Crosswords.
His syndicated "I Swear Crossword" appeared weekly in Little Rock's The Daily Record and other court and commercial newspapers for more than 10 years. He is the author of two books, including "Real Lawyers Do Change Their Briefs" (1989). A published author since 1969, Fleming is a member of the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame
The judge is also a songwriter. "As a songwriter I write one or more poems for every song I compose," he said. "And I write 15 to 20 songs per year." Fleming is an active member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Active in the Arkansas haiku community, Fleming has led workshops at Haiku Hot Springs, and he teaches a two-hour block course on haiku in the Law & Literature class.
Since 1986, Fleming has spoken to hundreds of groups in 20 states about legal humor, puzzles and other topics.
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