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Posted by : cj on Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 11:41 AM
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On Saturday, May 22, Brookfield Zoo officially launched their Language of Conservation exhibit in their new seven acre Great Bear Wilderness area. The exhibit features dozens of lines of poetry displayed throughout the zoo.



The grand opening featured a poetry reading by Sandra Alcosser (smiling woman at the right), who was poet-in-residence at the zoo and who selected the lines of poetry that are now permanently displayed as part of the zoo. The project is part of a national initiative funded in part through Poets House of New York that uses poetry to promote conservation. It has been years in the making.



There is poetry in Brookfield Zoo.



Marilyn Peretti is the author of Let Wings Take You. More information about Marilyn can be found by clicking here.



Joseph Bruchac helped celebrate the grand opening of the poetry exhibit with a reading at the nearby library and another one in the zoo.



Several Chicago poets, including Kim Berez, were put on the VIP list for the big grand opening of the zoo's poetry exhibit.



Lines of poetry appear in the oddest places among a variety of animals. It's fun to seek out the poetry in Brookfield Zoo.



The grand opening also featured poetry activities for the entire family.



It is totally awesome that the Brookfield Zoo has decided to incorporate poetry into its exciting new Great Bear Wilderness. The zoo is open every day of the year, so check it out.



There is now poetry in Brookfield Zoo.



Photos by Kim Berez and CJ Laity.






Note: On Saturday, May 22, Brookfield Zoo officially launched their Language of Conservation exhibit in their new seven acre Great Bear Wilderness area, and ChicagoPoetry.com was there to cover the historic event. This exciting new exhibit features dozens of lines of poetry that are now permanently displayed throughout the zoo. Click here to see some great images from the grand opening ceremony.

 
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