“Poeming Pigeons: Poems about Birds”
The first eleven issues of The Poeming Pigeon featured original cover illustrations by Robert R. Sanders, introducing “Homer” our pigeon mascot donning his favorite chapeaus & unique accessories to celebrate each thematic issue.
The cover illustration for the inaugural anthology, Poeming Pigeons: Poems about Birds that started the journal series now known as The Poeming Pigeon, was inspired by Shawn’s desire to overcome her lifelong fear of birds. Robert and Shawn started brainstorming on ideas and “Homer, the poeming pigeon” was born. Robert started sketching a pigeon donning a vintage leather helmet and John Lennon-esque spectacles. Armed with his might pen nib and proudly displaying his “Birditzer” award, soon Homer was ready to deliver poems to bird lovers all around the globe.
- Overall Print Dimensions: 11″ x 14″
- Cover art is depicted with decorative borders
- Ready for framing and/or matting to match your individual decor.
- $19.95 each
About the Cover Artist
Robert R. Sanders is a co-founder of The Poetry Box and is the visual artist responsible for many of our book cover designs, event posters and photography. Robert has enjoyed a very successful career in the visual arts realm and has won over three dozen international awards in creative design, animation, and photography. While working in the art department for KATU News in Portland, Oregon, he was nominated for an Emmy for Fire Mountain, a news documentary detailing the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Robert’s work spans half a century of creative development through an analog and digital journey, where he’s been a pioneer. He’s been a teacher to thousands of aspiring artists, while always remaining a student of the light.