Poet of the environment at Unity College

Jan 30, 2014
Sydney Lea

Unity — Noted writer and environmentalist Sydney Lea will read and discuss his work Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Admission is free and open to the general public.

Lea has been described as a man in the woods with his head full of books — and a man in books with his head full of the woods, said Michele Leavitt, Special Assistant for College Outreach. His work speaks to sportsmen, conservationists and activists, to anyone who loves the outdoors.

Lea’s most recent books are “I Was Thinking of Beauty,” his 10th poetry collection; and “A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters and Wildlife,” a collection of essays about his connection to the northern outdoors, many of which are set in and around Grand Lake Stream, where he has a camp. In 2012, he was designated a Conservation Hero by Field and Stream magazine; and a previous poetry collection, “Ghost Pain,” was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Lea founded The New England Review and has held teaching posts at Middlebury, Wesleyan and Dartmouth. He lives in Vermont, where he currently serves as the state’s poet laureate.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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