Um, not to be picky or anything, but does “Fighting Burrow Owl” flirt with contradiction? Burrowing animals usually develop such skill to avoid fighting. Just a first impression. It goes without sayin’ my viewpoint on birds is a bit parochial.
I’m Poetry Editor of The Rumpus, as well as a published poet. My first book, A Witness in Exile, is available from Louisiana Literature Press, as well as through this site. I’m currently living in Des Moines, where I’m teaching Creative Writing and Multicultural Literature at Drake University.