Join us for a special event as part of
THE RENSSELAERVILLE LIBRARY’S 11TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
In Writers and the War Against Nature, Gary Snyder describes the wild side of the human mind as large, deep, complex…"The explorers of the wild mind are often writers and artists.”
We humans are part of the natural world, but it can be easy to lose sight of that as we move along our daily rounds. Nature poetry can help us remember our connection to our environment. Many nature poets celebrate natural beauty or describe personal responses to experiences in nature. Others confront environmental devastation and injustice. Possibly the most important reason to read, write or listen to nature poems is that they remind us to pay attention to our world. They call on us to use all our senses to discover aspects of wildness inside ourselves.
The Research Station on Lincoln Pond (Pond Hill Rd., Rensselaerville) at the Huyck Preserve is a logical setting for an afternoon of readings of original work by regional poets, as well as readings of well-known poets by guest readers. It is a peaceful place where readers and audience members can respond to poetic explorations of the natural world.
Where: Eldridge Research Station, 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY 12147
When: Saturday, April 23; 3-5pm
If you have a knack for writing poetry and are interested in joining the stellar lineup of poets already enlisted, contact The Rensselaerville Library’s Poetry Month committee by sending 2-3 poems and a 2-3 sentence biography in a single MS Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2016. Please indicate that you are interested in the Nature event on the subject line.