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

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6.12 X 0.53 X 6.33 inches | 0.43 pounds
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About the Author
Coauthor of The Poetic Species, Edward O. Wilson (June 10, 1929 - December 26, 2021) was an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Social Conquest of Earth and Anthill: A Novel, as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning On Human Nature and (with Bert Hölldobler) The Ants. For his contributions in science and conservation, he received more than 100 awards from around the world. Coauthor of The Poetic Species, Robert Hass has served as United States Poet Laureate and as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He has published many books of poetry, including Time and Materials, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award. Awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), and the Yale Younger Poets Prize, Hass is co-founder of River of Words, an environmental education program for children, and a professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley.
World Literature Today Editor's Pick

"Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating." --Brain Pickings

"The principle of consilience, or the unity of knowledge, infuses this conversation between biologist E. O. Wilson and poet Robert Hass. . . . The eminent duo explore echoes and parallels in their respective fields with eloquent concision, from Wilson's advice to poets ("Colonize science") to Hass's musings on the interplay of selfish gene and social imperative in imagination." --Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science

"The Poetic Species explores the intersection of science and the arts in relation to the staggering environmental crisis the world is encountering. I am encouraged by this call to action by both scientific and literary communities and curious about the possible responses." --World Literature Today Editor's Pick citation

"Every page offers something worth contemplating . . . The Poetic Species is a fascinating foray into the ways we're connected to each other and the natural world--highly recommended reading." --Rosemary & Reading Glasses