Oblong Online: Lyanda Lynn Haupt, "Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit," in conversation with Susan Fox Rogers

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Award-winning writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s highly personal new book is a brilliant invitation to live with the earth in both simple and profound ways. She talks with author and editor Susan Fox Rogers about rootedness as a way of being in concert with the wilderness - from walking barefoot in the woods and reimagining our relationship with animals and trees, to examining the very language we use to describe and think about nature.

Lyanda Lynn HAupt (Image by Tom Furtwangler)Rooted by Lyanda Lynn HauptSusan Fox Rogers

L to R: Lyanda Lynn Haupt (by Tom Furtwangler), ROOTED, Susan Fox Rogers

In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected. In the tradition of Rachel Carson, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Mary Oliver, Haupt writes with urgency and grace, reminding us that at the crossroads of science, nature, and spirit we find true hope. Each chapter provides tools for bringing our unique gifts to the fore and transforming our sense of belonging within the magic and wonder of the natural world.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt is a naturalist, ecophilosopher, and author of Mozart’s Starling, The Urban Bestiary, Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds. A winner of the Washington State Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, she lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.

Susan Fox Rogers is Visiting Associate Professor of Writing at Bard College. She is the author of My Reach and the editor of ten previous anthologies, including Antarctica and, most recently, When Birds Are Near.


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