Festival of the Trees 57: an embarassment of riches

The 57th edition of the Festival of the Trees is out! True to her blog-name, Rebecca in the Woods guides us through a veritable forest of links — 36 in all. But they are so well organized, and Rebecca’s connective prose so smooth, I didn’t realize there were that many until I got to the end of the post.

I’ll be honest: in my hurry to get this announcement out, I haven’t been able to visit every linked blog post and article yet. But a few that have entranced me already include a history lesson on the 500-year-old Sully trees of France, with a portrait of one of the survivors; an illustrated tutorial from a Dutch artist on how to weave living sculptures out of willows; and a fascinating and learned essay on “A Linguistic Permaculture of the Oak.” But that’s just me. Go visit Rebecca in the Woods and find your own favorites!

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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 March 1, 2011, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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