ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE
Robert Michael Pyle is a poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist and author of 20 books. He has read at Elliott Bay many times over the years, and we’re glad to welcome him back again, this time to read from the work collected in his 21st: Through a Green Lens: 50 Years of Writing Through Nature (Oregon State University Press), a collection of prose and personal essays spanning the years since 1965. Culled from notable magazines and contributions to edited collections, these essays range across broad topical, geographic, and textual territory. They grow out of near-lethal English brambles, vacant lots and ditches in suburban Denver, and railroad yards of the industrial Northeast. “Pyle's half-century-long view, acute and uncommonly attuned to the physical world, gives readers a remarkable window on the natural setting of our life and times.” Robert Michael Pyle’s previous books include Wintergreen, Sky Time in Gray’s River and many other books.