Festival of The Trees #22 – Festival das Árvores nº 22

arvoresvivas-sm.jpgOur first bilingual edition — the first of many, we hope — is up at the Brazilian blog Árvores Vivas em Nossas Vidas. Those of us who can only read English may have had to wait an extra day (due to technical difficulties, not to Dave procrastinating, we swear!), but that’s O.K. It’s only fitting that Portuguese should have pride-of-place around here. Name another country more closely associated with trees and forests than the one that contains the bulk of the Amazon rainforest, which despite the depredations of cattle ranchers and soybean farmers, is still by far the largest and most biodiverse rainforest ecosystem in the world. (True, Lebanon actually has a tree on its flag… and if and when a Lebanese blogger volunteers to host an Arabic-English edition of the festival, we’ll say flattering things about his/her country, too.)

At any rate, Juliana put a lot of extra time and effort into assembling this edition, so please pay her a visit, and link from your own blog, as well.

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on April 2, 2008, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Juliana Gatti

    The English edition is now on! I am sorry for the delay…

    Thanks a lot everyone!

  2. great to see your fab hedgerow post up there.. thanks for the link, I’m enjoying checking it out 🙂

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