Woody Guthrie said it first, “love can be . . . in all forms of life,” and this anthology of poems and essays is proof of that, as thirty acclaimed authors join together to champion life in all its kinds. This is their gift to the world, not just the artistry of their words, but their vision of an extended community that includes cats, birds, frogs, butterflies, bears, dogs, raccoons, horses—a full-out menagerie of being that enriches us all.