Treow to Form

Trees and plant-life are found throughout the landscapes, environments, and borders of Old English poetry. This podcast series will document Dr Mike Bintley’s translations of this verse in real time, as he engages in conversation with a range of creative, professional, and academic voices with a shared interest in the vegetal world.

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Thursday May 12, 2022

Dr Mike Bintley and Dr Meg Boulton discuss the trees of Eden in the Old English poem Genesis. Written in the early Middle Ages, and based on the featureless trees of the biblical Genesis, this poem transforms the trees of life and knowledge into trees of life and death, glorious and terrible in appearance - and impact. Includes a reading of part of Genesis in the original Old English and a new Modern English translation.

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