Octopus-By Jen Rouse

I first saw Jen Rouse's artwork in Kristin Garth's Sonnetarium zine with Rhythm & Bones Press when she presented her piece "Lost Umbilicus."  I wrote a poem about her painting, which called to such a deep place within me. We at Animal Heart are so pleased to be able to share a piece that Rouse made here. I present two pieces on the theme of Octopus.

Be sure to head over to Animal Heart's Twitter @pressanimal at 7 pm eastern time this Wednesday for a live Twitter interview (Twitterview!) with Jen Rouse. Head on over to get insider tips on the poet's life and process.