Read Me a Story: The Poem Forest
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Read Me A Story Tent!
Congress Avenue, AUSTIN Texas
Carrie Fountain, former Poet Laureate of Texas, reads The Poem Forest, illustrated by Chris Turnham. This picture book tells the real-life story of US Poet Laureate and ecologist W. S. Merwin, who planted thousands of palm trees on his property in Hawaii. In doing so, he restored land degraded by harmful agricultural practices and left a shared garden—and a story—that’s still enjoyed today. Carrie Fountain, The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch