Frequent WIZ contributor Karen Kelsay’s new book of poetry, Lavender Song, is out and available for sale here.Â Â Karen’s formalist poetry is a well-kept garden of lovely sensibilities.Â For samples of her work published on WIZ, go here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Writers: The deadline for Torrey House Press’s creative non-fiction contest is coming faster than you might think: September 30th.Â Entries can run pretty long, 2,000 to 10,000 words, and first place prize is $1,000.Â An entry fee of $25 is required, but that’s a standard amount for this kind of competition.
Over at Our Mother’s Keeper, Jason Brown has a wonderful piece on the Sacred Grove that I think qualifies as recommended reading.Â Jason’sÂ writing demonstrates depth of perception.Â But more than that, he seems to have a sense for the dynamism and sensitivity of language’s teeming environment and engages well in it.Â I appreciate the care his words show.
This story is just so cool I had to link to it.Â I have a (very very) soft spot in my heart for chelonians.
A fascinating and thought-provoking story out of India with stunning photos of an enraged leopard waging war against a village. Â I hope more information comes out about this incident.Â I’m sure there’s more to the story than shows through in print.