Heather Swan & Jane Hirshfield [online event]

In conversation about Where the Grass Still Sings
Heather Swan Jane Hirshfield Point Reyes Books Where the Grass Still Sings Penn State University Press event
Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 2:00pm
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A Thinking Like a Mountain event

Heather Swan and Jane Hirshfield join us on Zoom for a wide-ranging conversation about the interrelationship of poetry and science, in celebration of the release of Where the Grass Still Sings: Stories of Insects and Interconnection (Penn State University Press). 

“A glorious call to pay attention to the wonder, mystery, and beauty of the insect world.”—Dave Goulson, author of Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

This free event will be streamed on Zoom.

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About Where the Grass Still Sings

Through narrative, verse, and art, Where the Grass Still Sings celebrates the many tiny creatures that play crucial roles in our ecosystems—as well as the people on the front lines of the fight to save them.

Weaving art and science with inspiring stories of people doing their part to protect insects and the environment, author Heather Swan takes readers around the globe to highlight practical solutions to safeguard our fragile planet. Visit a sustainable coffee farm in Ecuador and a frog expert combating animal trafficking in Colombia. Explore a butterfly sanctuary in an Andean cloud forest and learn about a family of orchid farmers who are replanting a mountainside to attract native pollinators. Meet a bumblebee expert helping Wisconsin cranberry growers, a bark beetle specialist in a new-growth forest in Georgia, an entomologist collecting for the Essig Museum in California, and more. Against a backdrop of climate change, ecological injustice, and impending mass extinction, this book rekindles wonder and hope.

Featuring works by artists deeply invested in preserving the smallest beings among us, Where the Grass Still Sings is a paean to the natural world.

About Heather Swan and Jane Hirshfield

Heather Swan is a poet and a creative nonfiction writer. Her critically acclaimed book Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, also published by Penn State University Press, won the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and first prize in the Scholarly Book Category at the annual New York Book Show. She teaches writing and environmental literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jane Hirshfield is the author of ten collections of poetry and two now-classic collections of essays on poetry’s deep workings, and the editor of four co-translated books presenting world poets from the deep past. Hirshfield is one of American poetry’s central spokespersons for concerns about the biosphere and interconnection. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations and from the Academy of American Poets; the Poetry Center Book Award and the California Book Award; her books have been long- and finalist-listed for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Her work, translated into seventeen languages, appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and ten editions of The Best American Poetry. A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019.

Where the Grass Still Sings: Stories of Insects and Interconnection (Animalibus) By Heather Swan Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780271096957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penn State University Press - May 21st, 2024

Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field (Animalibus #10) By Heather Swan Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780271077413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penn State University Press - October 31st, 2017

The Asking: New and Selected Poems By Jane Hirshfield Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593535950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - September 12th, 2023