CLSC Announcement: Braiding Sweetgrass

Hardcover "Braiding Sweetgrass" with CLSC Selection BadgeChautauqua Literary Arts has announced Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer as the 2022 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection for Week 2: “The Wild: Reconnecting with Our Natural World." We are thrilled Kimmerer will join us on July 7, 2022, in the Hall of Philosophy.

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

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ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

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ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

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$55.99
ISBN: 9781799983163
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Published: Tantor Audio - July 5th, 2016

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