Rediscovering Rachel Carson, Poet of the Sea

Event Date: 
November 22, 2021

Before her landmark book "Silent Spring" catalyzed the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson was internationally celebrated as a “poet of the sea” for a trilogy of prescient books about the world’s oceans — their beauty, fragility and immense consequence for life on earth. Join writer and biologist Sandra Steingraber, editor of a new Library of America (LOA) edition, for a free online talk and Q&A about these lyrical and deeply personal classics of American science and nature writing.

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”—Rachel Carson

There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the program; you will be able to type a question and submit it to the event moderator.

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When: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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