The 14th issue of Matter Journal takes off from a tree, flies through the ocean, bounds across Death’s living room, and is determined to leave you investigating your own complex animal instincts. What if we were raised by wolves? What if cats really do have nine lives? Our history is not even half-written if we haven’t communicated with the birds about what they see. Or the dung beetles. We bookend this issue with interviews–the first with Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Bernie Rollin about eating animals, and end with Gene Logsdon, author of Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind. In-between you’ll find our Matter Prize for Fiction contest winner, as well as dozens of poems, numerous short stories, and essays that investigate the bizarre world of the Animal Kingdom.
51 different authors and artists, 240 pages, photographs, illustrations, French flaps.