By Edward O. Wilson, Robert Hass
“Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a superb learn in its entirety, brief but infinitely simulating.” —MARIA POPOVA, Brain Pickings
In this shimmering dialog (the outgrowth of an occasion co-sponsored by means of the yankee Museum of ordinary historical past and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, popular scientist and proponent of “consilience” or the solidarity of data, unearths an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as usa poet laureate used to be “imagination makes communities.” As they discover the numerous ways in which poetry and technology improve one another, they go back and forth from anthills to old Egypt and to the heights and depths of human strength. A testomony to how technological know-how and the humanities can subscribe to forces to teach and encourage, this ebook is additionally a passionate plea for conservation of all of the planet’s species.
Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, and bestselling writer, has obtained greater than a hundred awards from world wide, together with the Pulitzer Prize. A professor emeritus at Harvard collage, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Robert Hass’ poetry is rooted within the landscapes of his local northern California. He has been offered the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the nationwide ebook Award. he's a professor of English at collage of California-Berkeley.