Thank you for visiting The Silence of Vanishing Things, a space dedicated to finding a new narrative for this global moment of ecological collapse, one more human and humane. Here you can find sample poems and text excerpts from the book, media interviews and op/eds, and new writings featured in the blog. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your stay.
…tear down the walls, break up the categories, open the channels. Allow poetry to flow into science, science into prayer, prayer into nature, nature into poetry, and around and around let it go.
About the Book
IN THE PRESS
Cascadia Weekly Feature:
The Dark Mountain Project Feature:
The elegance and power of poetry meet the substance of the most important issue of our time in Rob's brilliant book.
- THOM HARTMANN
"You ask the essential question, I wonder where the howl is."
- KATHLEEN DEAN MOORE
“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
These poems move me to my very core.
- JEREMY LENT
May 3rd - Reading at Mount Baker Theater, Bellingham, Washington, For the Love of Orcas Anthology.
May 4th-5th - Presenting on the Narrative of Restoration, at the Global Earth Repair conference, Fort Warden State Park, Washington.
May 12th - Mother's Day reading at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Washington
February 20th - Reading at Third Place Books
March 3rd - Reading at Orca Books
March 13th - Reading at Grass Roots Books and Music
March 29th - Author Event at Avid Readers
July 13th - Reading at the Planet Earth Poetry Series
August 4th - Reading at 1631 Celebration, Whidbey Island
September 5-9 - Attending Deep In Cascadia Poetics Retreat in Cumberland, British Columbia
Monday, September 10th - Reading at A Night of Cascadian Poetics at Russell Books in Victoria, British Columbia