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The Art of Botanical Prose

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

$10

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia, Arnold Arboretum

1 Session: Tuesday, June 25, 7:00–8:15pm
Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum

All writers must contend with translation. A poet translates the movement of a dancing figure into a brief couplet, and an essayist translates the noise and commotion of the city where she lives into a single paragraph. The three-dimensional world filters into text, and when done especially well—the realm of literature and art—readers often forget that translation has even occurred. In this talk, Jonathan Damery, the associate editor for Arnoldia, will provide a readerly tour through horticultural and botanical reference books, encouraging readers to see the artistic endeavor within even the most exhaustive of botanical descriptions.

Fee $5 member, $10 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1908&DayPlannerDate=6/25/2019

Organizer

Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

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Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
Not for profit or community group
Email (will not be used for public posting)
pam_thompson@harvard.edu

Venue

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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