A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis
Canary is a literary journal that explores one’s engagement with the natural world. It is based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system. Our theme is the environmental crisis and the losses of species and habitat as a result of this ongoing disaster. Our mission is to deepen awareness of the environment and enrich the well-being of the individual and in turn society as a whole.
Issue Number 38, Fall 2017
“…The world is a very, very fine place. It didn’t need to be conquered and ruled by man. In other words, the world doesn’t need to belong to man – but it does need man to belong to it. Some creature had to be the first to go through this … some creature had to find the way, and if that happened, then there was just no limit to what could happen here. In other words, man does have a place in the world, but it’s not his place to rule… Man’s place is to be the first without being the last. Man’s place is to figure out how it is possible to do that – and then to make some room for all the rest ….”
From ISHMAEL by Daniel Quin (Bantam/Turner 1992)
Editor, Gail Entrekin
Published by Hip Pocket Press
Managing Editor, Charles Entrekin
All work reprinted by permission of authors.