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Land of Extremes: Poetry of the Sonoran Desert
The language of one of the harshest and most diverse ecosystems on Earth.
Feeling Stressed? Read a Poem
The flow of a good poem can synchronize your heart and breath.
On “Learning the Trees”
Exploring Howard Nemerov’s poem, “Learning the Trees.”
On Observation and Imagination
Exploring Galway Kinnell’s poem, “The Gray Heron.”
Does Science Diminish Wonder or Augment It?
Two great poems composed over 200 years apart examine the relationship between reason and imagination.
Death & Rebirth in Forests
On the Lives of Trees
“You’ll Know Her by Her Foot”
An ornithologist reflects on Emily Dickinson’s “You’ll know her by her foot.”
A Natural, Reviving Violence
A reflection on Marianne Moore’s “The Fish.”