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March 16, 2013

Nature poetry reading at Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center will host a reading of nature poetry featuring four members of Newburyport’s Powow River Poets on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The poetry reading, part of the Joppa Flats Poet-in-Residence program, will bring together Newburyport’s Powow River Poets group and Joppa Flats Education Center in a first-of-its-kind event. The evening is designed for a non-poet audience, and will illustrate the current state of a vibrant, centuries-old interaction between the writing of literature and the experience of the natural world.

Featured in the hour-long program will be Robert Crawford, a trustee of the Robert Frost farm; Midge Goldberg, whose poetry has been read nationwide by Garrison Keillor; Alfred Nicol, the honoree in last year’s Newburyport Literary Festival; and David Davis, the current Poet-in-Residence at Joppa Flats.

Davis, of Newbury, is a 13-year volunteer and birdwatching guide at Joppa Flats and a 7-year member of the Powow River Poets. As Poet in Residence, he will compose and read poems at Joppa Flats events, provide material for Joppa Flats publications, and arrange readings of nature-oriented poetry.

This program is open to the public. Admission is $4 for the general public. Registration is not required.

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