American Museum of Natural History Presents Nature and Poetry: A Conversation with E. O. Wilson and Robert Hass - American Museum of Natural History



Date: 12/06/12
Ages: All
Price: 15
Address:
Central Park West at 79th Street - 2127695100
New York City, NY 10024
amnh.org

Description: The American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with Poets House, presents Nature and Poetry: A Conversation with E.O. Wilson and Robert Hass on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 pm. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, author of What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, engages in conversation with internationally acclaimed entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson, author of The Social Conquest of Earth. Sharing the stage for the third time in the course of their careers, these two extraordinary thinkers and writers discuss how art and science mix in their respective fields to raise awareness of the world around us. Hass and Wilson examine how the close observation of nature, which is central to both poetry and science, can inspire the conservationist in all of us. Following the talk, Hass and Wilson will be signing their latest books, Hass’s What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World and Wilson’s The Social Conquest of Earth. For additional information, the public may call 212-769-5100 or visit the Museum’s website at amnh.org. Tickets are $15; $13.50 for members, students, and seniors.