From Louisa May Alcott’s “Thoreau’s Flute” to Walden by Haiku and beyond, poets have put the life, philosophy, and inspiring words of Henry David Thoreau into poetry. What would an anthology of poems about Thoreau tell us about the meaning of his work and our aspirations for a better world?
David K. Leff is an essayist, Pushcart Prize nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of six nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry and a novel in verse. His 2016 book, Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance and Survival of the Wild won a silver medal in the Nautilus Book Awards for memoir and a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for regional nonfiction. In 2016-2017 the National Park Service appointed him poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). David’s journals, correspondence, and other papers are archived at the University of Massachusetts Libraries in Amherst. His work is available at www.davidkleff.com
This event is part of the 2018 Concord Festival of Authors.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception. The presentation begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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