Monday, August 29, 2016

We're Open for Submissions!

Iowa Bird of Mouth is open for submissions (two days early, but what the heck?)! written in any style—from rhyming, metered verse, to free-flowing prose, to an actual memory—or even just a one-word thought. We seek the words and stories of bird lovers, bird watchers, writers, artists, musicians, teachers, students, scientists, non-profits, federal and state organizations, environmental stewards, and nature lovers from around the world—regardless of age, education, publication history, location or writing style. This is open source-text, for use in non-commercial projects. Lay some bird-related poetry on us, peeps!


"Crow-d sourced!"

We're a "Best Best"...

in the Des Moines Register's Art & Entertainment Section! Because we're so gosh darn entertaining! Thanks, DMR!

From Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Iowa Bird of Mouth Launch Party


Friday, September 16 at 7 PM - 8 PMAmes Public Library
515 Douglas Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010

Join us for a flighty evening of bird-inspired verse and music to celebrate the launch of Iowa Bird of Mouth—a twelve-month crowdsourced poetry project honoring Iowa birds.

Performers include:

Heather Derr-Smith
Meg Johnson
Jennifer L. Knox
Claire Kr├╝esel
Molly McDonald


Together, attendees will write a verse and post it to the poem LIVE! Afterwards you can take to streets for the Maximum Ames Music Festival 2016.

Facebook event

"Birds of a Feather" on KHOI


Greta Anderson of KHOI radio in Ames talks with Jennifer L. Knox about IBOM. Also on the show, KHOI wildlife correspondent Pat Schlarbaum discusses the Iowa DNR’s osprey project.

Read more here