The author of Four Fields and The Running Sky, and editor of the anthology Ground Work, Tim Dee is here with an alert, timely book, Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene (Chelsea Green).
“Landfill is an important and entirely brilliant book. It’s a love letter to gulls and their charged relationship with humans, but it’s also a deep meditation on difficulty and waste, on the beauty of the disregarded, and on what we make of matter out of place. There’s love and death here, fear, fascination, hope, and the breaking of the world. Dee has written an absolute triumph.”—Helen Macdonald.
“Tim Dee’s restive and gorgeous prose pulls readers into the wilds of the modern urban landscape, where gulls and humans wander side-by-side with ancient poets, Victorian novelists, and Madagascar nighthawks. In this small book Dee asks—and beautifully begins to answer—one of the largest questions of our time: How do we live with attentive grace and wisdom alongside the varied co-inhabitants of our imperiled, complex, and beloved earth?”—Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
Co-presented with the SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY.