The “Poetic Inventory” continues at Rocky Mountain N.P.

In May we lauded the activities of Eric Magrane, of Spiral Orb, who organized the Poetic Inventory of Saguaro National Park to coincide with the 2011 BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival at Saguaro. Our post ended with a call to replicate the Poetic Inventory at the 2012 BioBlitz at Rocky Mountain National Park.

We’re happy to hear that Charlie Malone and Wolverine Farm Publishing took up the call and conducted A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Thus far more than seventy writers from the region have contributes prose and poetry to the collection. At the BioBlitz Festival in Estes Park, Laura Pritchett, Kathleen Willard, Shelly Catterson, Eleni Sikelianos, Laird Hunt, Elizabeth Robinson, Sarah Renee Marshall, Amanda Billings, and Charlie performed excerpts from the project.

Here’s a short video of Todd Simmons performing Veronica Patterson’s ode to the Chokecherry at the BioBlitz with the help of our Literary Roulette wheel.

Here are some samples from the project available on National Geographic’s website.

Look for the collection to come out as a beautiful book in 2013, published by Wolverine Farm Publishing Company.

For information or participation in the project, email

Well, let’s keep the ball rolling! Next year’s Bioblitz is at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 17 and 18.

Who’s on it?