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On Animal Empathy: Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda Reviewed by Conor Williams
Gunda Still1 Courtesyof Neon

An elegant portrait of a mother pig.

On Animal Empathy: Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda Reviewed by Conor Williams
Gunda Still1 Courtesyof Neon

An elegant portrait of a mother pig.

Walton Ford by Andrés Reséndez
Euphrates

The painter and the historian find common ground by unearthing narrative histories that have been overlooked and nearly forgotten.

Speaking Beyond Language: Lin May Saeed Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Depicting animals and their liberation.

Illusion in Time: Matt Copson Interviewed by Elizaveta Shneyderman
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Sculptural animations made with lasers.

Barry Lopez by Taylor Larsen
Horizon

In Horizon, the globetrotting writer charts encounters with diverse cultures, climes, and the animal kingdom, suggesting how we might proceed more gently in the world.

Issue #145 | Attempt to Be Adequate to the Experience of Loving an Animal by Diana Hamilton

The internet does a better job of documenting / the way we feel when something soft, especially / a mammal, is very cute, than poetry does. 

Canids in Orbit: Kurt Caswell Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
Sputnik Asm

The writer discusses what Laika, the first Soviet space dog, can teach us about companionship and loneliness. 

Entries from the Imagined Bestiary 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart by GennaRose Nethercott
Beats

Yunes were human once. / They nursed babies and baked bread and made love beneath the shade of the willow tree. / Then they were drowned in the bog on the edge of town. / The marshlands kept them flawless. / Their skin tanned tight as a drum skin, sealing their spirits inside like caged dogs.

Three Poems by Beth Bachmann
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the birdcage is gasproof I have an important message for you the birds are wired /
peace is blind as teargas love your lungs will not collapse but swell 

Three Poems by Stacey Tran
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We went into the garden to pick out a poison blocker / We saw fish mint / A lizard’s tail / A chameleon plant / Your heartleaf / My fishwort

Three Poems by Diana Arterian
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Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river

Two Poems by Kim Bendheim
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“In her twilight years,” as she calls them, / My second mother languishes.

Plucky Digressions by Jamie Fisher
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Fabulous talkers in Penelope Lively’s The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Beginnings & Endlings by Liza St. James
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A bestiary of human proportions in Elena Passarello’s Animals Strike Curious Poses

Eleni Sikelianos by Srikanth Reddy
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“Poetry is contested space, and the battles about what is allowed to go in and stay out are important.”

From The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi by Eugene Ostashevsky

I am getting so used to this island it’s becoming like second nurture to me.

Laurie Anderson by Gary M. Kramer
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“I watched language falling apart.”

Kornél Mundruczó by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Wild dogs, revolution, and humanism.

A Raven on the Snow by Patricio Pron
Carolyn Salas

That winter the city was full of ravens. 

Tomi Ungerer by Natalie Frank
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“It’s so important to make your own little specks of peace around you. It’s a matter of being an idiot.”

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