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Poets in the ‘Root

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This FREE event is sponsored by Bitterroot Audubon, O’Hara Commons and Sustainability Center, Blue Heron Nature Tours, and the Montana Natural History Center.

Nature in nearly all manifestations has inspired poets since there were poets! And at least since the Roman poet Horace wrote Ars Poetica, or the Art of Poetry, in 19 BCE, literature, including poetry, has sought to both instruct and delight.

Poets in the ‘Root combines these two aims in an uncommon but simple way. One person reads a favorite poem or part of a poem that uses an element of nature to convey its message (we have a list if you want recommendations). Then, the same or another person gives an explanation (5 minutes max) of some aspect of that nature element. The explanation focuses on nature interpretation, not literary interpretation. Listeners get a bit of poetry and a bit of natural history.

Anyone can volunteer to read a poem and/or offer nature interpretation. Most will read poems by others, but if you’re a poet, we’d love to hear your own work. This is a fun way for Master Naturalists to earn credit towards certification.

We’ll have refreshments, including iced tea, wine, and snacks! Event will take place on the lawn of the lovely O’Hara Commons – please bring your own chair.

Want to volunteer? Have questions? Contact Micki Long at mickilong@gmail.com.

Free and open to the public!

Art by Deb Goslin.


June 15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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