Evelyn Ames

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(died in 1990) was "a poet and prose writer whose works on wildlife and the environment were praised by reviewers as graceful and intense"...

"A Glimpse of Eden, recounting a safari in East Africa, joined a poet's urge to describe her experience in beautiful and even fanciful terms, and a thinker's urge to generalize about it, wrote Orville Prescott in a 1967 review in The New York Times...

"Among her former posts were those of vice president of The Women Poets, director of the African Wildlife Foundation and trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund and Milton Academy".

"Surviving are her husband, Amyas Ames, the chairman emeritus of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic; two sons, Oakes and Edward, both of Manhattan; two daughters, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle and Joan Ames Woodcock, both of Cambridge, Mass., and 11 grandchildren." [1]

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