The Tiger Moth Review Editor Esther Vincent Xueming’s introduction to Issue 8 begins: “This issue celebrates life. // This issue celebrates love. // This issue celebrates joy. // This issue celebrates and sings of the light that continues to shine on endlessly, even after death. This issue celebrates the infinity of time, of love as bending time. This issue chooses to celebrate death as a transition from the physical into the spiritual, as a carrying on rather than an ending of.” Fully online, The Tiger Moth Review features art and literature “that engages with nature, culture, the environment, and ecology.” To carry out this celebration and engagement are works by a global cast of contributors:
Issue 6 is our largest issue yet, with works that honor wild plants and flowers in the poems of Meenakshi Palaniappan and Maria Nemy Lou Rocio, as well as the photography of Heather Teo. We enter forests with Tanvi Dutta Gupta and Zen Teh, we marvel at the moon’s music and magic with Sofia Wutong Rain and Lauren Bolger. We navigate sorrow and loss with Thomas Bacon and we grow old with Cassandra J. O’Loughlin. The bilingual poems of Fran Fernández Arce and Joshua Ip take us to the fields and rivers of language and dreams, while Danielle Fleming dreams her speaker into memory, tree, and elephant song. Plus more at The Tiger Moth Review website.
Last month, Esther Vincent of The Tiger Moth Review was invited to read poetry on the Thrive Hour Community Corner Facebook group. This group is provides free live sessions to help keep users thriving and accepts donations for families in need.
You can now find these readings on the literary magazine’s website. Each of the three videos includes several poems. Most of these have appeared in The Tiger Moth Review, like “Tree” by Lee Soo Jin or “Elegy for a Silent Stalker” by Ow Yeong Wai Kit. There are also other familiar names such as Mary Oliver and Joy Harjo included.
Looking for new eco-poetry? Visit The Tiger Moth Review for Issue 4, featuring work by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Tara Menon, Nsah Mala, Noriko Nakada, Sabrina Ito, Jikang Liu, Prasanthi Ram, Ang Xia Yi, Rachel Kuanneng Lee, Michael Garrigan, Lois Marie Harrod, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Remi Recchia, Joe Balaz, Mario Loprete, Edrie Corbit, Nisha Bolsey, and more.
The Tiger Moth Review brings readers eco-poems in their biannual issues. But if you’re still wanting more, they have it. Partnering with the Centre for Stories, The Tiger Moth Review is working to bring a new, online collection of eco-poems to the journal’s website this year.
Editor Esther Vincent Xueming will mentor a group of Australian poets from the Centre, while the Centre’s creative director Robert Wood will provide workshops. This collaboration connecting the cultural ecologies of Perth and Singapore will introduce readers to new voices and create more understanding about our relationship to the world we live in.
The Tiger Moth Review is open to submissions on the themes of nature, culture, the environment, and ecology for Issue 4. Deadline to submit is May 2020. They do not charge a submission fee. Learn more…