“What was that? Could it be?! Why yes, yes it is! It is my very own edition of the newest release of Matterhorn! Right here at my very own door!”
Yes, you too can be the lucky recipient of a bike delivered Wolverine Farm Publication when you choose to support us through our Community Supported Publishing program! In the next few weeks we will be releasing our freshest harvest of literary food for thought— the Apocalypse issue Matterhorn and the next edition of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. When you purchase a share, you not only receive our newest publications earlier than the rest of the crowd, but we will deliver them to you at your home! Also consider surprising a book-loving friend with a share in their name, bringing them the joy of literature to their doorstep. Check out the details of our CSP program, and help support literature efforts in your neighborhood.
Post by Meg Schiel
Last weekend we exhibited our newest project, A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park, at the BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival in Estes Park. The BioBlitz is an annual collaboration between the National Park Service and National Geographic. Each year they send teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members into the field to work together finding and identifying as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.
Last year at Saguaro National Park, Eric Magrane, of Spiral Orb, started the Poetic Inventory. This year Charlie Malone and Wolverine Farm Publishing are organizing the Poetic Inventory of Rocky.
So far more than seventy writers from the region are contributing prose and poetry to the collection. Look for the collection to come out as a beautiful book in the next year.
At the BioBlitz Laura Pritchett, Kathleen Willard, Shelly Catterson, Eleni Sikelianos, Laird Hunt, Elizabeth Robinson, Sarah Renee Marshall, Amanda Billings, and Charlie performed excerpts from the project.
Here’s a short video of Todd Simmons performing Veronica Patterson’s ode to the Chokecherry at the BioBlitz with the help of our Literary Roulette wheel.
Here are some more samples from the project available on National Geographic’s website.
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Columbus found the East Coast because it was in his way, blocking access to India and all the delicious spices of the Far East. It’s been harder for us here, on the edge of the plains, on the edge of our younger mountains to do the same. Maybe it’s like going back in time, reversing Manifest Destiny, or visiting the grandparents. In any event, the East Coast is coming west!
The next issue of our literary journal, Matter 15: East Coast, takes shape, as if in the fog of coastal lowlands, from our community of wanderers, from favorite local writers, newcomers, and New Yorkers. The issue promises to take us sailing off the coast of New England, running through decrepit docklands, to the barrier island of Ocracoke, through the penal system, through Washington bureaucracies, and other easterly elsewheres. We will explore the legacies of Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson, and interview contemporary visionaries Bill McKibben and Severine von Tscharner Fleming. This issue will be a broad conversation casting light on what it means to be here and there.
Featuring contributions from Brandon Bell, Sonya Whitesell, Ben Langston, Shelly Catterson, Lauren Belski, Patricia Lincoln, Martin Moran, Truth Thomas, and more, this, like the … Read More »