Loren Eisley is definitely not a band. He may, however, have been a kind of poet. Check out his credentials in that sphere by reading "The Poetry of Earth," a book review from The Wall Street Journal that discusses a two-volume edition of Eisley's Collected Essays, published by the Library of America. The online edition of the article, incidentally, is titled, "If You Like Thoreau, Read Loren Eisley."
I decided to feature Loren Eisley in this day's edition of my Two Worlds blog because I realized, upon reading the book review in The Wall Street Journal, that many people who see my blog may never have heard of Loren Eisley. My adventure with my search engine confirms my impression that Eisley has dropped out of our popular consciousness.
I think that's too bad, if true. The books of Loren Eisley were incredibly important to me, as I tried to discover, as a young person, what it meant to be alive; what it means to be human.
"Eisley" may be a good band.
Loren Eisley is a great guide to the wonders of this life we are so blessed to have been given, here on Planet Earth.
If you haven't ever read Loren Eisley, I recommend you do! Give a friend or loved one an Eisley book for Christmas.
Eisley the band is optional!