A big Thank You to Elly Nobbs who has undertaken an amazing piece of investigative journalism on behalf of A Poetry of Elephants. You can find her beautifully presented article about all things elephantine here at Elly from Earth. To give you a flavour, this is what Valerie Morton, the publisher, said (and, yes, the mystery is now revealed):
‘From the moment Rebecca put the anthology together I felt a little seed inside growing and knew here was something special we could do together.
It was such a good idea that somehow I couldn’t bear the thought of it living such a short life as things seem to do online, and then flying off into the ether. It so deserved to be there in print and working to help those elephants she felt so passionate about.
For me also it was a wonderful opportunity for poetry to act as a voice for these beautiful animals. I have loved them all my life and have been horrified at the cruel trade in ivory which threatens their survival….’
Elly gives you a wealth of information about elephants and what you can do to help (apart from give the book, A Poetry of Elephants, to everyone you can think of!)
Photos copyright The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust