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The Art of Botanical Prose

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA

Jun 25 2019
The Art of Botanical Prose

Take a poetry break with horticultural and botanical reference books. Yes, you read that right.

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia, Arnold Arboretum

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00–8:15pm [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

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
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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
(Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain)


You can get to the Arboretum by subway, bus, or car. Get directions to our main entrance at Arborway Gate, Peters Hill, Weld Hill Building, or Dana Greenhouses. Free parking is available along the Arborway, Bussey Street, and Walter Street. There is no visitor parking inside the Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum also offers resources for improved accessibility.

The Arboretum is easily reached by public transportation. Take the Orange Line to Forest Hills, cross Washington Street, and take Blackwell Footpath through Bussey Brook Meadow to the South Street Gate.

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