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Robert Michael Pyle

reading from recent works

Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.


Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe
Charles Goodrich
1 541 737 6198
charles.goodrich at oregonstate.edu
Philosophy Department