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The Poetics of Forests: A Conversation with Ellen Bass and Mary Evelyn Tucker

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, and Orion Magazine present the fifth event in a series to celebrate Orion’s anthology, Old Growth. “The Poetics of Forests” features a conversation between the award-winning poet Ellen Bass (Indigo and Like a Beggar) and Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and co-director of Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology.

The event centers on a dialogue around the poetic dimensions of forests, including how the old growth forests near Ellen Bass’s home in Santa Cruz have inspired her own work, and how poetry as a genre can help give form to the many socio-cultural meanings of the forest.

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The event continues a series celebrating the release of Old Growth: The Best Writing About Trees from Orion Magazine. Prior events in the series featured Robin Wall Kimmerer, Robert Macfarlane, David G. Haskell, Peter Wohlleben, Jessica J. Lee, Sumana Roy, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Lacy Johnson.

The event is hosted by The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment, Orion Magazine, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, and Yale Environmental Humanities.


February 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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