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!

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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