BOOKS: North Cascades Institute director Saul Weisberg shares new book of poetry

Bellingham’s Saul Weisberg shares his new book of poetry, “Headwaters,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

His poetry grows out of images and moments gathered from the natural world, celebrating green and misty landscapes and the wilderness they hold.

In the tradition of such poets as Robert Sund, Gary Snyder, Tim McNulty and Sam Green, Weisberg’s poems are an invitation to walk alongside a perceptive observer on rambles in the mountains, runs down the river, and ruminations in desert canyons, investigating the ties that bind people and place.

Weisberg is a poet, naturalist, educator, and executive director of North Cascades Institute. He has worked throughout the Northwest as a wilderness climbing ranger, field biologist, commercial fisherman, and fire lookout. He also is the author of “North Cascades: The Story Behind the Scenery” and “From the Mountains to the Sea: A Guide to the Skagit River Watershed.”