The Language of Conservation: Poetry in Library and Zoo Collaborations

Demonstrating that poetry can inspire transformative understandings of the relationship between individuals and the natural world, The Language of Conservation: Poetry in Library and Zoo Collaborations charts territory that lies between science and the humanities, exploring fertile new groups for public discourse. It tells the story of an alliance between key institutions in six US cities, tracing a ground-breaking collaboration between libraries and zoos, working together to bring one of humanity's greatest tools -poetic language - to the service of conservation.

Including essays by poets Sandra Alcosser, Joseph Bruchac, Alison Hawthorne Demming, Mark Doty, W. S. Merwin, Pattiann Rogers, educators and zoo experts John Frazier and Dan Wharton, and others, and containing full color photos, evocative poetry and extensive bibliographies, The Language of Conservation: Poetry in Library and Zoo Collaborations details the planning, implementation, and results of the project, and is designed to produce a replicable model for libraries and zoos everywhere.

The Language of Conservation
Trade Paper: 225 pages
Publisher: Poets House (April 20, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9888625-0-0
Price: $35.00 (Includes shipping and handling)