“The Poeming Pigeon: From Pandemic to Protest”
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.
When the world came to a stop, the poets picked up their pens and Robert picked up his sketch pad. The poems informed by the devasting year that was 2020 recounted a multitude of heartbreaking stories, and the cover needed to represent the broad range of topics. Homer was transformed into a doctor on the frontlines of the pandemic in his surgical mask and cap, who after an exhaustive shift at the hospital, supported his fellow humans in the Black Lives Matter protests. The hope evident in so many of the poems helped Homer rise like a phoenix above the burnt landscapes of the fires that devastated our planet.
- 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
More information about the book found HERE
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.