Kevin Dann

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KevinDannThe Respectable Folks: A Riddle:  Born in “the most estimable place in the world, and in the nick of time, too,” Henry Thoreau loved puns, riddles, and wordplay. Buried in a triptych of poems, he playfully left a riddle for the future to discover, as he was too shy to speak it out to his neighbors. Drawing from his new biography of Thoreau, Expect Great Things: The Life & Search of Henry David Thoreau, Kevin Dann will explore Thoreau’s mysterious encounters with “the respectable folks.”Historian, naturalist, and troubadour Dr. Kevin Dann is the author of ten books, including Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental KnowledgeAcross the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America; and Lewis Creek Lost and Found. He has taught at Rutgers University, University of Vermont, and SUNY, and passed a delightful decade singing and dancing in Woodstock’s fair streets.