The title poem from my collection, Creatures of the Intertidal Zone, has just been republished in the new issue of Sea Stories, the international journal of art and writing produced by the wonderful conservation organisation Blue Ocean Institute which works to inspire a closer relationship with the sea through science, art and literature.

Here’s what the editors have to say about their journal:

“Sea Stories is a quarterly online journal of international ocean writing and art, published by Blue Ocean Institute. We welcome memoir, poetry, descriptive prose, and imaginative nonfiction, as well as photographs, drawings, or other visual arts. Our contributors are people from all walks of life: scientists and beachcombers, students and vacationers, fishermen and seafood-eaters, coastal residents and inland ocean-lovers … and professional writers and artists too. We’ve published work by a 10-year-old snorkeler, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and a retired ocean researcher. We aim for breadth and depth of experience as well as quality of expression. 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, probably has a story to tell – and we want to help that story be told. 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.”

I love the fact that a 10-year-old snorkeller’s work can appear alongside work by a U.S. Poet Laureate! And I fully endorse, of course, the journal’s mission to help promote and raise awareness of ocean conservation.

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