We are thrilled to announce the elephant poems are now out there, trumpeting away on the savannah and deep in the jungles…. and here is the link to the website…. https://poetryofelephants.wordpress.com/
We are also delighted at the idea there might be various launches in parts of the country where a few elephant poets can gather together. I have some ideas to help with this. A big date for your diary should be Teignmouth Poetry Festival on the weekend of March 17-19th, More about this later.
The poems in this anthology are powerful, celebratory, grieving, angry, poignant, strange but true….just look on the website to see the great variety of voices in it!
Every penny of this print run is going to be donated by the very generous publisher to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who have cared for hundreds of orphaned elephants over many years and pioneered a life-saving formula for elephant milk. Here is some information about this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/features/magazine-38019026/38019026?SThisFB Baby elephants often died before this.
Who said poetry can’t make a difference to anything? Please facebook or twitter the link if you use social media and do simply tell all your friends about this! Press this post if you are on WordPress yourself. Every bit of effort you can give this will be appreciated.. You could give some copies as Christmas presents maybe???
By the way, you can also foster baby elephants on the DSWT website. It makes a great Christmas present… I love my monthly reports about my own little elephant who is called Mbegu. Hearing about her has given me great pleasure.
Get your copy while stocks last and add one or ten for friends or family and see if we can help save some orphaned elephants with the power of poetry!