My poem "Ten Things Found on the Beach" is now online in the autumnal issue of the journal Sea Stories.
I'm always excited when a new poem is published, and I'm especially pleased by this publication. As you might guessed from, oh, my user picture and my frequent posts about going to the beach, I'm in love with this ocean. This journal is the artistic arm of the very wonderful Blue Ocean Institute, which I first learned about while working at New England Aquarium.
To quote their own PR material, because I couldn't say it better: "Sea Stories is a quarterly online journal of international ocean writing and art, published by Blue Ocean Institute. The journal welcomes memoir, poetry, descriptive prose, and imaginative nonfiction, as well as photographs, drawings, or other visual arts, by contributors from all walks of life – scientists and beachcombers, students and vacationers, fishermen and seafood-eaters, coastal residents and inland ocean-lovers. Anyone who has ever felt her or his feet sink into warm sand, or poked around the tidepools, or struggled against the powers of wind and wave, or stood transfixed by the reflections of sun and cloud on water, will find renewed spirit In so doing, participants will contribute to our shared goals of nurturing people's love of the sea, instilling hope, and helping restore living abundance in the ocean...
Blue Ocean Institute, founded by MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina and Mercedes Lee in 2003, works to inspire a closer relationship with the sea through science, art and literature. Through a variety of programs, BOI helps develop conservation solutions that are compassionate to people as well as to ocean wildlife, and shares reliable information that enlightens personal choices, instills hope, and helps restore living abundance in the ocean."
(Good news for those not fond of my more usual racy writing, or who access the Internet at work: This is 100% worksafe!)