a new submission – YES!!!! it’s been *SO* long since anyone emailed us with some gerbilizing love….and boy oh boy did we get love from miss jesslyn delia! i’ve been following her blog for a while now, and this hidden gem from ottawa has been hinting that she was gonna send us something for a little while, but apparently she “just had to wait for the right squirrel to come along“. well i’m glad that squirrel finally did come along because the image that this poem creates in my mind is genius! i totally imagine this swell of background music that includes finger snaps and a long slow blow from the horn…very “the outsiders AND david lynch meets tom and jerry on a very bad day”.

squirrel.

square-off over a glass

bottle, now a piece of trash

or home for spiders,

one orange tabby and you,

you versus everything,

wet-like webbed hands and

an eye twitch, you

with your cheeks puffed

like a baseball glove,

stand-off like those school

yard fist fights right

before they start

seriously, i love this poem. don’t you? now after reading it you should all scurry over to jesslyn delia’s blog to read some more of her written work. she has poetry, fiction and monologues to boot! seriously, please go support this budding young talent because the gerbilize gals are all about bringing new eyes to new talents that don’t always get the recognition that they deserve 🙂

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it’s been a little while since we gerbilize gals have posted anything ourselves, so here you go. thanks for helping our little blog to gain momentum. we appreciate all of our loyal lovelies 🙂

G aining

E nergy

R apidly

B onding

I nterested

L ike-minded

I ndividuals

Z ealously

E verywhere!

ok, so this is a verrrry special submission because it has many things going for it:

#1 – it was sent to us by snail mail – awesome!

#2 – it was sent from our dear friend, evan. evan included a lovely postcard that read as such: “i saw this at a small press fair i was working at and thought you might be interested. it’s not gerbil art, perse, but it’s close”

which brings me to the third reason that this submission is so special……..

#3 – it is not *exactly* about gerbils….it’s more of a hamster thing, but it’s just so darn fantastic that we’ve decided to include it anyways, because really, this could very easily have been a gerbil thing.

these are just a few selections from the book, and i have included the copyright information, so if you like what you see, please visit the website to purchase your own copy of this *hamsterific* little book!

http://uglyducklingpresse.org

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

evan - toronto, ontario

so, we’ve made it into double digits in terms of submissions, and what an appropriate one this is since there are TWO parts! the lovely wendy decided to send a poem *and* a picture of her creating the poem, which equals double the gerbilizing fun! AND it’s our first international contribution! fantastic!

wendy - japan

wendy - japan

My gerbily hands clutch thee device before me..Spellin’ out the wordz..  while hidin’ me own turdz.
I wonder who I will find.. where this wheel will take me.
Change my cage, my shavings.  Buy me a new wheel!
I am still me.
Around n’ Around n’Around I go…
where n’ when I stop who tha #%$@ knowz!

Those gerbily hands.. these hands..