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The exhibit shares the stark beauty of one of Idaho’s most unique landscapes. With poetry and photographs from poet Will Peterson and photographer Roger Boe, see the ancient lava flows. You will catch the essence of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. The park, located in Blaine County, is sixty-five miles southeast of Ketchum.
The pictures and words are a spiritual response to one of the American West’s unusual places. Visitors can find out more about the wonder of the place and also learn more about some of the plants and animals that make the lava flows their home.
The Idaho Museum of Natural History produced the exhibit “The Flows: Hidden Wonders of Craters of the Moon,” from twenty-five years of collaboration between the two: photographer Roger Boe and poet Will Peterson. Both Boe and Peterson are from Pocatello, Idaho. The exhibit is on loan through the IMNH Idaho Bound Traveling Exhibits program.
Roger Boe is an amateur photographer and pediatrician who has explored and photographed the Great Rift of Idaho for over twenty years. He was a co-founder of Portneuf Valley Photographic Society and has shown his photographs many times. Some of the exhibitions were held at Idaho State University and the Idaho Museum of Natural History.
Will Peterson is the author of the novel, Crawl on Your Belly Like a Man, and books of poetry including Idaho Out There. He owns and operates the Walrus and Carpenter Bookstore in Pocatello and has hosted the Rocky Mountain Literary Festival for the last twenty-five years.