Poetry & Migration: Join Us Friday for Birds of May

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Join us on Friday, March 31st at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, when we will celebrate the NJ premiere of Jared Flescher’s Birds of May, the newest installment of The Creature Show, with poetry by Cynthia Arrieu-King and Catherine Doty. It will be held at 7pm in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

Birds of May documents efforts to save the endangered Red Knot during its 9,500 mile migration by restoring one of its few resting and feeding places, along New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, and to protect its major food source: the eggs of the over-fished horseshoe crabs who migrate there each year.The film reminds us that all creatures migrate, and while we often think of animal migration and discuss human immigration, we rarely draw the connection between the two.

Special guests include Larry Niles of the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project, David Wheeler of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and featuring endangered wildlife art by James Forentino.

And there will be ice cream and sorbet courtesy of the bent spoon!birds2

We are honored to be a part of the National Poetry Coalition, a group of over 25 poetry organizations across the country coming together to create the series “Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration.” The series is dedicated to promoting the value poets bring to our culture and communities, and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Our common belief is that through reading, writing, and discussing poems that we learn about one another on our most human level, inspiring empathy, compassion, and greater understanding of one another and our environment. #WeComeFromEverything


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