With the launch this week of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings in Ithaca, New York, I wanted to highlight a few of my upcoming presentations, with the hopes that friends along the way will stop by each of them to say hello!
Book Launch and Talk: "The 'Garden Sentiment' and The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion," also featuring coeditor John A. Stempien and Scott J. Peters — Cornell Botanic Gardens, Nevin Welcome Center, Ten-Eyck Room, 124 Comstock Knoll Dr., Ithaca, NY — September 15, 3:30 PM — free of charge
Conference Paper: "Outlook to the Backgrounds: The Idiosyncratic Rhetoric and Spirituality of Liberty Hyde Bailey's Earth-Philosophy," special panel on "Religion and Agrarian Ecology in Liberty Hyde Bailey's 'Earth Philosophy'" also featuring Jeffery Bilbro and Gil Waldkoenig, Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies Conference — Waco, TX, and online here — September 19, 4:00 PM Eastern online at this link — free of charge
Poetry Reading: for the launch of Vallum Magazine's latest issue, on the theme of "Fear," I will be reading my poem in that issue, "Disclaimer," and one or two more, alongside other contributors to the issue, at the 4th Annual Independent Art Book Fair in Williamsburg — Industria Williamsburg, 39 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 — September 22, 4:00 PM — free of charge, event link here
Book Talk: "From Pinks to 'Patron Saint of American Gardening': Liberty Hyde Bailey, The Gardener's Companion," special panel on The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings also featuring coeditor John A. Stempien, Second Annual Bailey Conference, Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum — Lake Michigan College, South Haven campus, 125 Veterans Blvd., South Haven, MI — October 5, 9:15 AM and 1:15 PM — conference registration required here
Conference Paper: "Simon Pokagon, Chicago, and the 'Rebuke' of the Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)," special panel on "Environmental Activism on a Continuum: Wilderness, City, Place" also featuring Daniel Rinn and Rohma Khan, 2019 Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) Conference — The New School, 66 W 12th St., New York, NY — November 10, 11:00 AM — this conference appears to be free to attend, although the website does not make it clear
I hope also to have a New York City book event to share later in the fall, and will share those details on this website when they are available! If you'd like to hear John Stempien and I talk about the new book, check out our interview on the Cornell Press podcast here, and consider checking out the profile in Cornell Alumni Magazine here and the review in Publishers Weekly here.