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Poetry and Science: A Reading, Conversation, and Workshop with Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield
Poets House in Oakland, California
Date and Time: 
May 16, 2015 - 2:00PM
Event Location: 
Oakland Public Library (Main Library) First Floor Study Hall, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Admission: 
Free

Poet and essayist Jane Hirshfield begins this special event with a reading from her work that engage science and natural history, including poems from the newly published The Beauty. She will then talk with scientist and educator Sarah Seiter, Associate Curator of Natural History at the Oakland Museum of California, about the intersection of poetry and science, followed by an interactive session, led by Hirshfield, inviting participants to write poems about the natural world, using specimens from the Oakland Museum's Natural History collections as inspiration, subject, or starting point.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, Oakland Public Library, and the Oakland Museum of California
Event Type: 
Poetry in the World
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