“I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.”

Inspired by Edith Vonnegut’s artwork on environmental injustice? We would love to have you submit your poems and prose to Indiana Writers Center as part of the Spirit in Place event, Leave Them Something.

Act Now or Swim Later

Cleaning the Oceans

Mermaid Bound in Nantucket Sound

Act Now or Swim Later 2



Flotsom in her hair

Oil Spill

Sleeping Beauty

Connect Four with Tornadoes

Deer & McDonalds

Clear Cutting

The following are simply for the viewers pleasure and are not a part of the writing prompts that are to be submitted.

Angel Bound by Plasic six pac holder

Angel in Combat Boots


Diana with Plastic


Ange, Weber Grill at night


Lucy as Tree

Madame with Garbage Bags

Not So Fast Mister

Passed Out Angel on Park Bench

Preserve What's left

Single Use Plastic Flotsa

Storm Cutting

The Big Melt

The only animals that uses oil

Edith “Edie” Vonnegut is the eldest daughter of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Jane Cox. She was born in Schenectady, New York in 1949, and raised in Barnstable, Massachusetts. She works as a painter and has exhibited in galleries across the United States. She wrote and illustrated the book Domestic Goddesses. Ms. Vonnegut has also served as a contributing illustrator to The New York Times, Playboy, and the Franklin Mint. She lives in the barn behind the house she grew up in, along with her husband, John, and has two sons and two grandchildren.