Roundtable: The Mary Linton Wetland Poetry Session
Facilitators: Alice Thompson, Mike Mossman, and Tod Highsmith
2:30 PM - 3:15 PMThu
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Mary Linton, former WWA Board Chair, scientist, and poet founded this session at our annual WWA science conference in order to explore wetlands in poetry. Mary died in 2021 of Alzheimer's disease. This year we will be reading Mary's poems not only about wetlands but also those that honor her full life. Mary's poems speak to the complexity of our lives and to our relationships to each other and to the watery earth. We invite you to join us in celebrating Mary's life and legacy through her poetry in this special session.
"Sandhill cranes fly over
then a small flock
of geese, beaks pointed south
Let's face it- We all
are lost until we
drop to water and our big
flat feet soften
--Mary Linton, September 2016