In the mood for some love poems? Well, during February, Wilderness Interface Zone is hosting its traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world: Love of Nature Nature of Love Month.
To that end, they’ve issued an open call for nature-themed, love-laced writing and visual arts: original poetry, essays, blocks of fiction, art, music (mp3s), videos or other media that address the subject of love while referencing nature, even if lightly. They’re also interested in showcasing nature writing raveled up with themes of love.
So: If you’ve written artsy Valentine wishes to someone beloved—or perhaps created a video Valentine or made a live reading of a sonnet or lyric poem that’s original to you—or if you’ve written a short essay avowing your love for people, critters, or spaces that make you feel alive, please consider sending your love WIZ’s way. Click here for submissions guidelines.
I hope you’ll join in on the month-long celebration that combines two of the most potent natural forces on the planet: language and love.