Loren C. Eiseley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1907. He authored more than 20 books of poetry, personal essays, philosophy, anthropology, and natural science. His volumes of poetry are Notes of an Alchemist (1972), The Innocent Assassins (1973), and All The Night Wings (1978). Among his other books, notable works include The Immense Journey (1957), The Night Country (1971), and Darwin’s Century (1958). Eiseley lectured at many institutions, but spent the majority of his teaching career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he held the position of Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science. Over the course of his life he was awarded 36 honorary degrees, and in 1976 he received the Bradford Washburn Award from the Boston Museum of Science and the Joseph Wood Krutch Medal from the Humane Society of the United States. Eiseley died in 1977.
Audio Recordings with Loren C. Eiseley
- Loren C. Eiseley reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 13, 1974