Over at qarrtsiluni, the literary e-zine I help curate, we’ve just lauched a new issue: Insecta. The editors are Ivy Alvarez and Marly Youmans, both writers I got to know by reading their blogs. Their call for submissions welcomes both writing about insects and writing inspired by insects, so I hope the issue will blend straight-up nature writing with some wilder and woolier explorations: J. Henri Fabre meets Karel Capek.
We gotâ€¦ scales, petals, cloves. The wet insides of living creatures. Jackknives, fishhooks, claws. Days and nights, in one way or another aware and present. People large and immediate; people small in a wide, living space. A sense of beginning and ending and putting to bedâ€¦
Rob also wrote about the experience of editing an issue of qarrtsiluni in a recent blog post.