‘A Poetry of Elephants’ is running wild

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!


About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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