Join me and Mark Winston for a free reading at Banyen Books and Sound (3608 West 4th Ave, Vancouver) next Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm:
“Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world? Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats.
Listening to the Bees takes readers into the laboratory and out to the field, into the worlds of scientists and beekeepers, and to meetings where the research community intersects with government policy and business. The result is an insiders’ view of the way research is conducted—its brilliant potential and its flaws—along with the personal insights and remarkable personalities experienced over a forty-year career that parallels the rise of industrial agriculture.”
Listening to the Bees, my latest collaboration with Mark Winston, will be launching in Victoria at the Fortune Gallery this May 25!
“Listening to the Bees is a collaboration between two writers who share a common passion for bees and for language. It combines Winston’s personal essays based on thirty years as a scientist in the field with the honey bee and Saklikar’s poems created in response to a rich scientific archive.”
The book is a “call-and-response” collaboration between the two writers, who share a common passion for bees and language. It features a collection of essays by Winston on his 40-year career as a scientist studying bees and is interspersed with Saklikar’s eloquent poems.”
Mark Winston on the book:
The book is intended for a general audience, from those interested in bees, nature and science, to those who appreciate poetry. ‘The actual results of research, interesting as they are, are only the beginning of contemplating the mysteries that deep study of another organism can reveal,’ says Winston. ‘Listening to the bees connects us to the ineffable mysteries we will never resolve or fully understand, into the realm of wonder.’