The Art of Botanical Prose - Arnold Arboretum - Lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor of Arnoldia, Arnold Arboretum.

All writers must contend with translation. A poet translates the movement of a dancing figure into a brief couplet, and an essayist translates the noise and commotion of the city where she/he lives into a single paragraph. The three-dimensional world filters into text, and when done especially well, the realm of literature and art readers often forget that translation has even occurred.

In this talk, Jonathan Damery, the associate editor for Arnoldia, will provide a readerly tour through horticultural and botanical reference books, encouraging readers to see the artistic endeavor within even the most exhaustive of botanical descriptions.

Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Arnold Arboretum
Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Cost: $5 - $10
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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