“Deep Air” Arts Series: Jonathan Skinner and Ecology, Language, Spoils of the Landscape

Sunday, Mar 22 2015;
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Explore the environment, history and literature with professor and writer Jonathan Skinner. Jonathan Skinner, a 2011-2012 fellow with Cornell Society for the Humanities, founded and edits the journal eco-poetics; his poetry collections include Birds of Tifft (2011) and Political Cactus Poems (2005), Spoils of the Park (2012) and his essays on urban landscape and poetics have appeared in numerous anthologies. Skinner’s work has taken up the idea of planned landscapes of Church’s contemporary, Frederick Law Olmstead. He has written and lectured extensively and generatively on eco-poetics, and poetry and watersheds. A former Professor of Environmental Studies at Bates College, Skinner teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies and in the Writing Program at the University of Warwick in England. Please join us for this third of several events designed to use the Wagon House Education Center and grounds of Olana to highlight artistic practices and conversations about ecology, local geography and landscape. This event is curated by artist and poet, Lee Gough. The lecture on Sunday is followed Q&A, conversation, tea and cake.

$5 per person; Ages 10 and up