Join us for the 13th annual Words for Birds, a celebration and cry for protection of winged relatives for National Poetry Month. Historically an in-person reading held out of doors within the beautiful environs of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, COVID sacked last year’s W4B, which became a funky online zine titled “Poetics for Pandemics.”
Click the orange play button below to listen to an interview with poet and co-founder Jim LaVilla-Havelin speaking about the history of the event.
READING 1: Saturday, April 24 @ 7-8:30pm
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MC’d by ecowriter/Deceleration co-editor Marisol Cortez, and featuring:
Erika Marie Garza Johnson
Javier Fuentes Vargas
Odilia Galvan Rodriguez<
Yasmín Parra Codina
READING 2: Sunday, April 25 @ 2-3:30pm
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MC’d by poet and W4B co-founder Jim LaVilla-Havelin (hosting outdoors from Mitchell Lake Audubon Center!), and featuring:
Alexandra van de Kamp
D. Ellis Phelps
Ernesto M. Garay
Fernando Albert Salinas
Tammy Melody Gomez
All will be reading live from backyards and parks where possible. Watch both sessions for a lyrical appreciation of the ancient flighted lizards that limn our relation to urban nature.
Featured image of (City-bulldozed, former) rookery at Elmendorf Lake comes courtesy of local photographer Richard Vasquez. Look for his work on Facebook at @richardvasquezphotography or follow him on Twitter at @ricvphoto.