Who We Are:
Since the start of the 1980′s the Earth First! Journal has been publishing a poetry section titled Armed with Visions. This is the sister site of that poetry section.
We write poems about nature, about wilderness, about biodiversity, about an ecocentric or biocentric way of viewing the earth’s diminishing wilds. We ruminate deep ecology… That’s what makes a warrior poet.
Please Submit your poems here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor in Chief is Dennis Fritzinger:
Dennis Fritzinger co-founded the Warrior Poets Society in 1992 and went on to edit Earth First! Campfire Poems with Karen Coulter and Dwight Metzger, as well as publish a book of poems Branded With Desire with co-author Karen Coulter.
Dennis enjoys hiking, camping, writing, reading, and fighting for all that is wild. The wilderness is in his blood, and growing up in a military family has made him an indefatigable fighter for endangered species, ecosystems, and the rest of wild nature.
A born editor, he considers it his mission to empower other warrior poets by publishing them wherever and whenever possible. He sums up his philosophy with two words: “Earth First!”
Content Editor is Deane Rimerman:
Most of his professional expertise (1991-2009) has been focused on international forest protection issues with an emphasis on policy in California, Oregon, and Washington.
For fun (and maybe more) Deane likes to record poems with ambient-minded musicians!
If you’re reading this…
Facebook Page Manager is Kenn Fong:
On his blog Kenn describes himself as a copy editor and Web ambassador. On his Facebook profile he simply says in his about section: “I wear glasses. I haven’t had a drink since 1985.” Kenn rescued our Facebook page when our lack of time-challenged efforts concluded we needed to not have a Facebook page. Thanks for keeping our Facebook page alive Kenn!
Armed With Visions Founder is Art Goodtimes:
Art was the originator of an eco-poetry page in the early days of the Earth First! Journal. His idea to call the poetry section of the journal Armed With Visions was based on a poem he once wrote. You can learn more about Art and his vision at his Blog Goodtimes Western Slope Poet Laureate
Date: September 21, 2010