Bird Poetry Event at the AMNH February 14, 2010Posted by Andrew in : News , trackback
Poets and Artist featured in a Special Program at the American Museum of Natural History
An Evening Devoted to New Illustrated Poetry Anthology About Birds
WHAT Part poetry and part field guide, Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds combines more than 100 poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Charles Simic, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, and others with carefully matched illustrations by renowned artist David Allen Sibley.
Poet Laureate Billy Collins will join fellow poets George Green, Joshua Mehigan, Linda Pastan and David Yezzi at the Museum to celebrate poems from the anthology paired with their own work. Artist and ornithologist David Allen Sibley will also be discussing his life-like illustrations. Joel Cracraft, curator of ornithology at the Museum, will introduce the program. Book signing will follow.
Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America and New York City Audubon.
WHEN Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 pm
Wine, coffee, and snacks will be available for purchase at Café on One
from 5:30–6:30 pm
WHERE Kaufmann Theater, first floor
Enter at 77th Street
The American Museum of Natural History
ADMISSION $15 adults, $13.50 Members, students, seniors