NCI Founder Weisberg releases "Headwaters"
$3 WRI members, $5 non-members.
North Cascades Institute Founder and Executive Director Saul Weisberg releases Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes. Over 25 years in the making, Headwaters features more than 100 poems written from a seasoned naturalist’s perspective on wilderness and imagination. The book features artwork by Seattle painter and woodblock artist Molly Hashimoto.
Weisberg’s poetry grows out of specific images and distinct moments gathered from the natural world. In the tradition of poets like Basho, Gary Snyder, and Sam Greene, the poems are an invitation to accompany a perceptive observer on rambles in the mountains, runs down the river and ruminations in desert canyons, investigating the ties that bind people and place.
Over the years, Weisberg has worked as commercial fisherman, fire lookout, tree-planter, field biologist, environmental educator, naturalist and wilderness ranger. He writes “My poems have been born from these experiences, mostly written outdoors, seasoned by solitude, sunrises, campfire smoke and morning dew.”
In 1986, Weisberg and friends started North Cascades Institute, and subsequently the Institute’s North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, a place to connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history.