Featured Author: Carl Safina
Our AFW poet and author in residence, 50 plus year Alaskan Frank Keim tells that celebrated award winning author and marine biologist Carl Safina is likely today’s best nature writer. Safina weaves decades of field observations with new discoveries about the brain, and his latest, “Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel” is a wonderful addition to his already stunning body of work.
In “Beyond Words”, Safina offers an intimate view of animal behavior that challenges the boundary between human and non-human animals. Through his own experience he brings insight into unique personalities of animals, and the apparent similarity between human and non human consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy steers us to reevaluate how we interact with animals.