Hi everyone. Hopefully by now you will have seen that Lunostophiles over at [adjective][species] has published those poems that were accepted to be part of the poetry collection. There are lots of familiar FWG guid names:
I didn’t have anything to do with the curating or selection of poems, although I was fortunate enough to see many of the poems as they were submitted, and many of the poems that weren’t ultimately published. I can tell you that the quality was very high indeed, as evidenced by the final selection.
It’s a been terrific event and I have no doubt it will become an annual fixture on [adjective][species]. Thanks must go to Lu, and I hope you are able to take the time to either drop him a note at @lunostophiles or by giving your thoughts on the piece itself.
Thanks must also go to Shining River. This entire exercise was inspired by his thoughtful and well-researched piece on animal poetry. He submitted it to [adjective][species] last year, and through a miscommunication we failed to respond to him for many months. Thankfully he was gracious when we realized our mistake, and it’s through that piece that the entire focus on poetry came about.
Finally, I’d like to take the chance to highlight a poem written by Lunostophiles and published on [adjective][species] back in 2013. Lu presumably didn’t feel like he should publish one of his own pieces as editor of the collection, but he is a formidable poet in his own right.