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The Poetic Animal: An open call for art and poetry

In Animal Rights, Endangered Species, For Writers, Poetry, Veganism, Writing Opportunities by John Yunker

If you haven’t heard of the National Museum of Animals and Society, consider this a heads up. You’re going to hear more about this museum in the years ahead, because it stands on the cutting edge of one of the defining social, legal, and political movements of our time. Based in Los Angeles, the museum is now accepting visual art and poetry submissions for a Fall 2015 exhibit The Poetic Animal. You can read more here.

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Book Review: The Botanical Garden by Ellen Welcker

In Book Reviews, Climate Change, Oceans, Poetry by Shel Graves

You could read Melville’s Moby Dick. You could travel the world. You could read about the plight of immigrants and refugees in The New York Times and discuss them over dinner. You could visit the border. You could ship out on a whaler or ship out with Greenpeace. You could give birth, remain childless or try intro-fertilization. Or, you could read Ellen Welcker’s The Botanical Garden. (Astrophil Press 2010). The poem makes a great thematic companion to any of the above activities. At the crossroads of Welcker’s poem, fetuses, whales, refugees, immigrants, and aliens intersect. The poem travels by invoking …