How is the poet's eye like—or unlike—that of the scientist, the photographer, or of the small child first rambling around the natural world? In this environmentally-themed, visually splendid video excerpted from Poetry in America, host Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and kids at a Mass Audubon summer camp on Cape Cod in a wide ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell's "The Gray Heron." Kinnell's brief glimpse of a heron delivers us back into the history of science and the history of photography—but into humor and error, magic and wonder, as well. This resource is part of the Poetry in America Collection.
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