Rosemary Douglas Lombard will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th.
Rosemary Lombard, former university teacher, editor, and naturalist, now independent interdisciplinary researcher in animal cognition, brings to her writing decades of surprise and delight exploring turtles’ cognitive potential. Award winner in creative nonfiction and poetry, she has published in journals and anthologies including Bay Nature, Verseweavers, Blog Carnival>Language>Place, Cirque, and Writing for Animals, the new craft book for animal advocacy from Ashland Creek Press. Her work in progress, Diode’s Experiment: A box turtle investigates the human world, tells the lab’s story: how the turtles, given friendship and power, learned to communicate with humans and turn over old ideas about reptiles.
Turtles All the Way: Poems features sea turtles plus box turtles and pancake tortoises of Lombard’s turtle cognition lab…. “[The poems] remind me that our human intelligence is not the only avenue toward deep understanding. They fill me with awe…. [They] will dance their way into your heart.” —Ingrid Wendt