Join us for a poetry reading in remembrance and honor of lost and endangered species. Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30th, is a chance each year to explore stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities. In Washington State alone, 32 species of plants and animals are federally listed as endangered. Since 1960, three dozen species have become extinct in North America. A recent United Nations report found around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history. More than 40% of amphibian species, almost 33% of reef-forming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened. Our first step toward saving what remains is awareness.
Poets on the event’s theme will include Melinda Mueller, Knox Gardner, Emily Johnston, April DeNonno, Erin M. McCoy, and others!