Boondoggle

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Swarthmore and the Amazon

Positively Amazonian

Positively Amazonian

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell are two famous mid-20th century poets.  They wrote a fascinating series of letters to one another, which have been compiled into the recently published book, Words in Air.  In at least one of these letters, Bishop describes her voyage in the Amazon.  Lowell counters with…his trip to Swarthmore.  As reviewer Dan Chiasson puts it,

Who needs the Amazon when you have Swarthmore?

Exactly.  Send all those endangered plants and animals up to our idyllic campus.  We have an arboretum, too.

(Image from Scott Arboretum)

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November 3, 2008 - Posted by | Swarthmore |

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