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The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass
The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating. - Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of a 2012 event co-sponsored by Poets House and the American Museum of Natural History), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consilience” or the unity of knowledge, finds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as U.S. poet laureate was “imagination makes communities.” As they explore the many ways that poetry and science enhance each other, they travel from anthills to ancient Egypt and to the heights and depths of human potential. A testament to how science and the arts can join forces to educate and inspire, it ends in a passionate plea for conservation of all the planet’s species. Forward by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti.
The Poetic Species
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press (April 22, 2014)
Price: $20 (includes shipping and handling)