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Poets in the ‘Root

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Date: Saturday, February 24

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Teller Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis

This FREE event is sponsored by Bitterroot Audubon, Teller Wildlife Refuge, 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. 

We’ll have refreshments, including coffee, tea, wine, and snacks!

To volunteer to read a poem and/or provide natural history information, ask questions, please contact Micki Long at mickilong@gmail.com  To sign up to be a member of the audience, see https://www.tellerwildlife.org/events/2024/2/24/poets-in-the-root

Image by Deb Goslin


February 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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