The Prose and Poetry of Place: August Derleth and Aldo Leopold
Saturday, April 9th from 2-3 p.m.
Central Library Krug Rare Books Room
814 W. Wisconsin Ave., 2nd Floor
Aldo Leopold, father of the land ethic and the ecological movement, wrote in a lyrical prose style of his appreciation for the natural environment.
August Derleth, prolific Wisconsin author, captured a lifetime of intimacy with the Wisconsin landscape in his nature poetry and essays. Both found their home in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Join us for a program exploring the writings of these two renowned Wisconsin authors.
This program will be presented by James P. Roberts, poet and Past President of the August Derleth Society and Professor Stanley A. Temple, Senior Fellow and Science Advisor at the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
The Poetry and Prose of Place is a Language of Conservation Program. The Language of Conservation is an initiative of Poets House in partnership with the Milwaukee County Zoo and Milwaukee Public Library, made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Photo of Aldo Leopold curtesy of USFS. August Derleth photo from the Historic Portrait Collection / Milwaukee Public Library.