Voices and Visions
Published by Marrowstone Press;
expected publication date, January 2022
ELEPHANT HEART will be a book of short stories, poetry, and visual art, from the creative imaginations of our young and young at heart about our home, this Earth we share with nearly nine million species. Such gifts nurture our ability to better understand our planet and why we need to care for it.
Some of the creative contributions will be stories about personal or cultural circumstances, about poverty, and despair, some about joy, and purpose, and hope. Some will be shaped as parables spinning out of metaphors, while others ignite in revelations of sharp reality. Between the words are the images—visual artists sparkling our world with color, shape and form, texture, and the heart’s spontaneity. The gate is open.
We’d like to see submissions come from every corner of the Earth, representing a quilt of cultures with expressions as varied as imagination is deep. Through these gifts we are taught, we learn, and we grow.
From observations, close-up, and from afar, I’ve felt for a long time we need rapprochement between the heart and our home, finding better ways to teach our children, and more importantly, ourselves.