Nature and Poetry: A Conversation with E. O. Wilson and Robert Hass
December 6, 2012
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, author of What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, engages in conversation with internationally acclaimed entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson, author of The Social Conquest of Earth. Sharing the stage for the third time in the course of their careers, these two extraordinary thinkers and writers discuss how art and science mix in their respective fields to raise awareness of the world around us. Hass, a professor of English at UC Berkeley, and Wilson, professor emeritus at Harvard University, examine how the close observation of nature, which is central to both poetry and science, can inspire the conservationist in all of us.
A book signing will follow.
The program is part of a yearlong celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History and the 26th President’s legacy as the Conservation President.
Presented in collaboration with Poets House
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