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The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Edward O. Wilson

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World Literature Today Editor's Pick "Enchanting. . . .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 an event co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of "consilience" or the unity of knowledge, finds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as United States 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, this book is also a passionate plea for conservation of all the planet's species. Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, and bestselling author, has received more than 100 awards from around the world, including the Pulitzer Prize. A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Robert Hass' poetry is rooted in the landscapes of his native northern California. He has been awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. He is a professor of English at University of California-Berkeley.… (more)

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This is the text of a conversation held between Edward O. Wilson (biologist, science writer, and long-time advocate of a meeting of minds between the sciences and humanities) and Robert Hass (former Poet Laureate of America), held in front of an audience at the American Museum of Natural History.

It's a brief conversation, so they're really only touching on most of the topics they cover, but they are interesting topics, including the evolution of human nature, environmental conservation, and how we think of ourselves in relation to the natural world. Hass, perhaps unsurprisingly, is particularly good at coming up with insightful and eloquent ways to put things. I've never actually read any of his poetry, but now I'm thinking maybe I should, despite not being much of a poetry reader in general. ( )
  bragan | May 9, 2020 |
A dialogue between a biologist and poet that explores how science and the humanities complement each other and the role the two fields of study play in conserving the environment. This short book will interest environmentalists and those curious about how art and science intersect. ( )
  mitchellray | Feb 13, 2019 |
This conversation between a biologist and a poet ranges from the essential human conflict between selfishness and altruism to ideas of how to instill a concern for the environment in the next generation. It provides no answers but food for thought and evidence of the synergy between the poetic and scientific approach. ( )
  snash | Jun 12, 2014 |
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World Literature Today Editor's Pick "Enchanting. . . .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 an event co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of "consilience" or the unity of knowledge, finds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as United States 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, this book is also a passionate plea for conservation of all the planet's species. Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, and bestselling author, has received more than 100 awards from around the world, including the Pulitzer Prize. A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Robert Hass' poetry is rooted in the landscapes of his native northern California. He has been awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. He is a professor of English at University of California-Berkeley.

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