After the Southern Resident orca Tahlequah swam with her newly born dead calf for 17 days, scientists, poets, and writers responded to her grief and the plight of the endangered orcas in this moving anthology. Edited by poets Andrew Shattuck McBride and Jill McCabe Johnson, the anthology features poetry, essays, and environmental writing from more than ninety esteemed authors. Wandering Aengus Press is donating proceeds from the book to the SeaDoc Society for their efforts in helping restore the Southern Resident orca population.
Contributors include: Kelli Russell Agodon, Luther Allen, James Bertolino, Yvonne Blomer, Anita K. Boyle, Allen Braden, Jennifer Bullis, Nancy Canyon, Terry Ann Carter, Susan Chase-Foster, Barbara Clarke, Christine Clarke, Sarah DeWeerdt, Chelsea Dingman, Victoria Doerper, Heather Durham, Ryler Dustin, Seren Fargo, Daryl Farmer, Gail Folkins, Bob Friel, Yvonne Garrett, Joseph K. Gaydos, Jessica Gigot, Mary Elizabeth Gillilan, Iris Graville, Carol Guess, Sam Hamill, Ernestine Saankalaxt Hayes, Christopher Howell, Holly J. Hughes, Julie B. Hunter, Devin Gael Kelly, Nima Kian, J.I. Kleinberg, Jenne Knight, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, David M. Laws, Mark Leiren-Young, Rob Lewis, Priscilla Long, Paula MacKay, Carol MacRury, David Mason, Christen Mattix, Tim McNulty, Brenda Miller, JM Miller, Jim Milstead, Jed Myers, JS Nahani, Cynthia Neely, Paul E. Nelson, Sheila Nickerson, J.L. Oakley, Rebecca Hart Olander, Nancy Pagh, Dayna Patterson, Craig Santos Perez, Ronda Piszk Broatch, Rena Priest, Diane Raptosh, Bethany Reid, Paisley Rekdal, Rachel Rose, Adrienne Ross Scanlan, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Eva Saulitis, Tina Schumann, Betty Scott, Carla Shafer, Derek Sheffield, Tara K. Shepersky, Tim Sherry, Peggy Shumaker, Martha Silano, Sheila Sondik, Ana Maria Spagna, Kim Stafford, Joannie Stangeland, Scott T. Starbuck, Alina Stefanescu, M. Stone, Ira Sukrungruang, Robert Sund, Julie Trimingham, Jeremy Voigt, Michael Dylan Welch, Ellen Welcker, Brooke Williams, Carolyne Wright, Maya Jewell Zeller.