Rob Lewis reading on March 3


Join us for an evening with Rob Lewis on March 3, 2018. Rob will be reading from, and discussing his new book, The Silence of Vanishing Things.


About The Silence of Vanishing Things:

The Silence of Vanishing Things suggests an over reliance on scientific terminology and concepts might be quietly undermining our ability to fully come to grips with the climate crisis. Through three essays and over fifty poems it calls for a shift toward a sacred, more poetic narrative to help break the silence and engage the human spirit in the fight of our times. Since language is only a context for action, it also celebrates activism, with a personal account of a largely unreported vigil by kayaktavists in June, 2015, aimed at the ShellArctic drilling vessel, Noble Discover.

“Although most of us acknowledge intellectually that a planetary ecological collapse is underway, many of us do not engage emotionally. Rob Lewis is here to change that. He listens with the ear of the heart to the disappearing voices of the natural world. There is sorrow in these poems and essays, but there is even more joy. At once passionately political and deeply wise, this is work that aims to heal what has gone missing in humans themselves.” -- Jan Zwicky, philosopher, poet, and essayist.


About the author:

Rob Lewis is a poet, activist, house painter and musician. His writings have been published in Dark Mountain, Manzanita, The Atlanta Review, Southern Review and others. As owner of Earth Craft Painting he also works to revive the use of local wild clays to paint our work and living spaces.



Event date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501