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Poetry Reading: “Broad Wings, Long Legs: A Rookery of Heron Poems”

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 | 5-8:30PM

INCLUDED WITH MMAM ADMISSION | MMAM MEMBERS + STUDENTS FREE

No registration required.

Come celebrate the diversity and beauty of Minnesota’s herons at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum on August 1, from 5 to 8:30.

Herons are emblematic of life on the upper Mississippi—their lean silhouettes, as they stand in the evening light, seem to define the wildness and beauty of our region. At the August 1st event, three poets featured in the recently-published anthology, Broad Wings, Long Legs: A Rookery of Heron Poems, will use poetry to evoke the mysterious hold these birds have on us.  In addition, a wildlife biologist with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, will give a scientist’s perspective on the natural history of herons.

The poets reading include: Winona’s first poet Laureate, James Armstrong; St. Paul poet and essayist James Silas Rogers, who is also the anthology’s editor; and two-time Poet Laureate of Duluth James Johnson. Stephen Winter, Wildlife Biologist with the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, will provide his expert commentary.

Copies of Broad Wings, Long Legs will be for sale in the museum gift shop.

The event is free for MMAM members; nonmembers pay general admission. However, students are admitted for free every Thursday.

Details

Date:
August 1
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
https://mmam.org/calendar2/2024/broad-wings-long-legs

Venue

Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, Minnesota 55987
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507-474-6626
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