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Issue #5, June 2017 - MAKING KIN: Part II

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“The WildLIFE Project” by Wendy Maruyama

Such beautiful, profound visual work and how steadily she holds her center, in the face of all that she takes in.

~ Cynthia Rich, San Diego, CA

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“The Mystery: Approaching the Elephant People” by Deena Metzger

Bravo, bravo, bravo. Breathtaking. Animal rights and environmental justice is the civil rights challenge of our era. One struggle, one fight. Human freedom, animal rights.

~ Ann Bradley, Los Angeles, CA


Thank you, Deena, for this tremendous gift to us.

~ Jane Wilson Barboza, Long Beach, CA


humbling. beautiful. Thank you.

~ brenda richardson, somerset, KY

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“Porcupine on the Highway” & “Take Her Hands” by Lois Red Elk

Lois Red Elk, your poems ease my heart. Thank you.

~ brenda richardson, somerset, KY

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“Love’s Awakening” by Lora Matz

I deeply appreciated this beautifully evoked expression of kinship/“intrabeing.” It was so like the terrible stories I hear in the hospital, and so remarkably has she (apparently) worked through her agony and outrage that she has been able to contain this story of kinship until it could glow for others.

~ Cynthia Rich, San Diego, CA

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“Winter” by Anne Bergeron

Absolutely riveting and powerful in her quiet observation. I’m not what is crudely called a “winter person” but she made me one as she helped me to experience that loss as deeply, deeply personal.

~ Cynthia Rich, San Diego, CA

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“Lily B., My Telepathic Bird” by Sara Wright

I hope to see Lily B. as a picture book one day. It is enchanting and wonderful. Thank you.

~ Carolyn Pogue, USA

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“Holding the Sparrow” by Carol Corwin

This poem brought back my own memories of childhood and caring for animals and birds. It will stay with me always.

~ Lisa Gaudreau, Sterling


Wow, beautiful and mesmerizing writing. I want to go back and read it again as it touched my heart and spirit.

~ Annine Massaro, USA


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