Poet to address monthly Audubon meeting

POULSBO — Award-winning poet Holly J. Hughes gives eloquent voice to bird species that have vanished from the earth. She will speak at a Kitsap Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the lower-level meeting room of the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road.

Hughes is the author of “Passings” (Expedition Press, 2016), a moving collection of elegiac meditations on 15 bird species that no longer fill our skies. For her multimedia presentation to Kitsap Audubon, she’ll read poems from her book, with paintings by John J. Audubon, and will give at least one bird call.

“Passings” was recently nominated for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.

Hughes taught writing for more than 25 years at Edmonds Community College, where she co-founded the Sustainability Council and directed the Convergence Writer’s Series. Currently, she teaches writing workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest and consults as a writing coach.

For more information, go to hollyjhughes.com.

For more information about Kitsap Audubon, contact Gene Bullock at GeneBullock@comcast.net or 360-394-5635.