Poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist, and author Robert Michael Pyle reads from his new poetry book, Chinook and Chanterelle (Lost Horse Press) and a new collection of
essays, Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature (OSU Press). Rich in natural images, stories, and indelible episodes from the whole world around us,
Pyle’s writings also track the territory of loss and grief as it rises into the higher ground of rediscovery, redemption, and re-enchantment. His poems and essays exalt the ordinary even as they find
the extraordinary in physical details that we too often look right through. Co-sponsored with the Greenbelt Land Trust. This event is part of the 8th Annual Natural
Areas Celebration Week.
Robert Michael Pyle is the author of 17 books, including Mariposa Road, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which
received a John Burroughs Medal. He is also the founder of the Xerces Society and lives in Southwest Washington.
Grass Roots Books and Music will be on hand with Pyle's books.