Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future




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Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford is author of six books of poetry, and recipient of several awards.

Tom writes on his website: “I can’t explain in scientific terms, bird habitat, the impact of invasive species, migration patterns or any of the rest of it, which is vast and very important. But I do know that if we don’t figure out soon how to reconnect people, our country with the natural world from which we enjoy our own earthly existence, then all the smart science in the world won’t save bird or man from extinction. Consumption is killing us and killing the planet. Conservation begins with the heart.”

His latest collection of poems is The Names of Birds. “Birds are poems after all,” he says. “They remind us that only by our capacity for wonder are we saved.” Tom’s unpublished poem on passenger pigeons appears on this website.

Contact him for readings through his website or e-mail

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