Forrest Gander Reads “Wasteland: on the California Wildfires”

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“Green spring grass on / the hills had cured / by June and by July,” reads Forrest Gander from his poem “Wasteland: on the California Wildfires” for Dear Poet, the Academy of American Poets’ educational project for National Poetry Month.

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Maria Popova and Patrick Rosal on Biophilic Cities

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In this NEW INC virtual event, Brain Pickings founder Maria Popova speaks with Patrick Rosal about art, cities, and nature and how poetry helps connect people to the natural world. Rosal’s latest collection, The Last Thing: New & Selected Poems (Persea Books, 2021), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Oceanic

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“This brown girl from Chicago also loves the outdoors.” In the book trailer for her fourth poetry collection, Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press, 2018), Aimee Nezhukumatathil describes her motivation for writing and her passion for the natural world. Her illustrated collection of nature essays, World of Wonder, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.

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