Love can be : a literary collection about our animals

Format: Print Book 2018
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 808.80362 L94
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" Love can be, and sure enough is, moving in all things, in all places, in all forms of life at the same snap of your finger ."--Woody Guthrie

Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie said it first and best. This new anthology of poems and prose, Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals , is proof of what love can be, as thirty acclaimed authors join together to champion life in all its forms. This is their gift to the world, not just the artistry of their words, but their vision of an extended community that includes cats, birds, frogs, butterflies, bears, dogs, raccoons, horses--a full-out menagerie of being that enriches us all.

This broad-hearted vision comes with responsibility, and that responsibility speaks to the mission of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, publisher of the book. The Kirkpatrick Foundation will donate all net proceeds of sales of this volume to animal charities in Oklahoma as well as honoraria donated to the contributors' selected animal charities.

Authors featured in the collection are Julia Alvarez, Blake Bailey, Rick Bass, P. C. Cast, Wayne Coyne, Kim Doner, Delia Ephron, Reyna Grande, Joy Harjo, Amy Hempel, Juan Felipe Herrera, S. E. Hinton, Brandon Hobson, Dean Koontz, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jill McCorkle, Teresa Miller, N. Scott Momaday, Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Orlean, Ron Padgett, Elise Paschen, Diane Rehm, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Wade Rouse, Alexander McCall Smith, Lalita Tademy, Clifton Taulbert, Michael Wallis, and Mary Logan Wolf.

Special contributions include:

* "The Cat," one of the final original poems by the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin.

* A memorial tribute to Sudan, the last male white rhino, by former U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

* An essay by noted novelist Alexander McCall Smith, who celebrates the whimsical link between baboons and opera.

* An essay on love, grief, and resilience by Peabody Award-winning journalist Diane Rehm.

* A classic, "Jubilate," by Joyce Carol Oates.
The cat / Ursula K. Le Guin
Naming the animals ; The animals review Pictures of a Vanished Race / Julia Alvarez
Pretty girl / Blake Bailey
Those who refuse to be chosen / Rick Bass
My warrior / P.C. Cast
Frog patrol and turtle dashing / Wayne Coyne
Rocky ride / Kim Doner
Dogs / Delia Ephron
A migrant's story / Reyna Grande
Redbird love ; In honor of Mo who is our cat, and we are hers / Joy Harjo
Moonbow / Amy Hempel
Letter to Sudan : last white male rhino on earth / Juan Felipe Herrera
Baby horse / S.E. Hinton
Sunlight travelers / Brandon Hobson
A spooky moment around which the entire story revolves / Dean Koontz
Dogly prayers and wishes / Jill McCorkle
The one-eyed dog / Teresa Miller
The bear ; On the Neva / N. Scott Momaday
Jubilate: an homage in Catterel verse / Joyce Carol Oates
Dog memory / Susan Orlean
Animals and art / Ron Padgett
Prey ; Quarrel of sparrows / Elise Paschen
The emperor Maxie / Diane Rehm
Griffin / Jewell Parker Rhodes
Christmas cookie / Wade Rouse
Baboons and opera / Alexander McCall Smith
Shadow / Lalita Tademy
Peru and Saturday afternoon horses / Clifton Taulbert
Touchstone / Michael Wallis
Bobcat Magic / Mary Logan Wolf.

Additional Information
Subjects Animals -- Literary collections.
Human-animal relationships -- Literary collections.
Publisher Oklahoma City :Kirkpatrick Foundation,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors McCune, Louisa, editor.
Miller, Teresa, editor.
Language English
Notes "This book is a limited edition"--Title page verso.
Description xi, 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780999699300
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