Feral: a Journal of Poetry and Art, guest editor 'Hunger' issue

I was delighted when Eli Horan, EIC of Animal Press invited me to be the inaugural guest editor for Feral: a Journal of Poetry and Art. I have known the Animal Heart Press family since I was published in their 'From the Ashes: An International Anthology of Womxn’s Poetry back in 2019'. Since then, I have seen them grow with the birth of Femme Salve Books, and of course Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, with interest and affection. 

The call out for Issue 13, themed around ‘hunger’, attracted a diverse, and at times intense response, from poets and artists. The selected pieces interpret the consuming desire of need unfulfilled – hunger that spans addiction, love, mental health, poverty, grief, and unwitting inheritance. These universal themes, and the want for connection, are shown apparent in the human, and natural world.

The team received hundreds of submissions; issue 13, which is now available online, https://feralpoetry.net/issue-thirteen-the-hunger-issue/ contains work from 48 contributors – from the United Kingdom, Australia, Philippines, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, the United States, and elsewhere.

My thanks go to Amanda McLoed and Narmadhaa Sivaraja for their close readings. Amanda, once again, pairing the art and written contributions with fantastic insight.
In editing this beautiful issue, it has once again been a privilege to be a small part of this fierce, gracious press.

The 'Hunger ' themed issue of Feral: a Journal of Poetry and Art is now available online, print issue coming mid July.  https://feralpoetry.net/issue-thirteen-the-hunger-issue/