Migration Songs

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Migration Songs is a collaboration of poems and scientific text or photos when eleven contemporary poets were paired with an ornithologist or scientist to consider and write about various birds. This chapbook was produced for the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 19–26, 2018.

The cover art is “Magpie”, a painting by poet, painter, and weaver Annie ross.

The poets involved include well-known west-coast authors, amongst them Governor General’s Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winners. Poets and collaborators are:

Jónína Kirton and Dr. Kristina L. Cockle
Carla Funk and Madelyn Ore
Jane Munro and Dr. Elizabeth Gow
Arleen Paré and Hannah Visty
Sharon Thesen and Kristen Walters
Cecily Nicholson and Rachel Canham
Fiona Tinwei Lam and Greg Bole
Stephen Collis and Patricia Baird
Kurt Trzcinski and Sarah Dier-McComb
Lorna Crozier and Karen Devitt
Joanne Arnott and Alejandra Echeverri


This chapbook is published in an edition of 250.

The text is designed and typeset in Times New Roman, Optima, & Zapfino. The binding is hand sewn with linen thread.

Produced in Ootischenia.


The book is $10 CAD or USD plus shipping ($2 within Canada)

If you would like to order a copy of this book, send an email to:
nibpublishing@gmail.com