The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

Robert L. Hass

Robert Hass and Edward O. Wilson,

Bellevue Literary Press (2014)

In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event cosponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consilience”—or the unity of knowledge—fi nds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as United States poet laureate was “imagination makes communities.” As they explore the many ways that poetry and science enhance each other, they travel from anthills to ancient Egypt and to the heights and depths of human potential. A testament to how science and the arts can join forces to educate and inspire, this book is also a passionate plea for conservation of all the planet’s species.

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