Edward Sibley Barnard, writer and tree-watcher

Edward Sibley Barnard is an editor, writer, and photographer specializing in fully illustrated how-to and nature books for adults and children. He lives and tree-watches in New York City. His most famous book is New York City Trees. The book is a must for tree lovers in NYC and is dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history. Mr. Barnard worked with Ken Chaya and the Central Park Conservancy to put together the Definitive Illustrated Map of Central Park. The map covers not only the trees in the park in… Read More

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Mark Van Doren, poet, writer, critic, professor

Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was an American poet, writer and critic. He was a scholar and a professor of English at Columbia University for nearly 40 years, where he inspired a generation of influential writers and thinkers including Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Van Doren was literary editor of The Nation, in New York City (1924–28), and its film critic, 1935 to 1938. He won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems 1922–1938. He joined the Columbia University faculty in 1920 and went on to become one… Read More

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