Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

Deborah Kennedy

September 17, 2017

Deborah Kennedy is an eco-artist, educator, lecturer, and the author of Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, a recently published book which has been the recipient of two book awards. This book is a profound collection of original artwork and poetry by Deborah Kennedy.

Within the pages of Nature Speaks you will find richly detailed earth-toned drawings that will immediately pull the reader into the subject of the paired poem. Included with each poem and drawing is a short essay, which provides brief but important context to the ecological themes discussed in the poetry. These themes show the deep connection humans have to nature and our environment; Kennedy talks about lost ice packs, declining bird populations, and issues of fertility. In the last section of her book, Kennedy presents “Revealing Relationships” where she gives the reader pathways to reconnecting and finding a restorative relationship with the larger natural world.

Her presentation will include projected or displayed images, poetry reading and discussions of environmental issues. Please see and for more information.

Humanist Community Forum (2017-09-17): Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth (Deborah Kennedy) from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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