Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science

Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science


a distinct collaboration among major poets and scientists, Contemporary Poetry and modern Science demonstrates via its shape, and during perform in addition to mirrored image, that poetry and technology can meet with effective effects. Crossing among disciplines, and among prose and verse, the publication indicates how modes of medical wisdom and of poetic making stay intertwined. frequently drawing on Scottish highbrow traditions, instead of at the infamous "two cultures" argument, Contemporary Poetry and modern Science argues via examples for a extra open and at the same time sympathetic engagement of poetry and technology in modern culture.

Provocative, nimble, and astonishing, this publication is in numerous senses a crossover quantity. In its collecting of essays in addition to poems, it's the first e-book of its type. Readers can see how a poet and a sunlight physicist might percentage operating assumptions; how poetic perception may perhaps tell psychiatric perform; how a poet's come across with an MRI scanner results in a clean neurological scan. in addition to new essays by means of the world over individual poets, scientists, and literary critics--including Simon Armitage, Gillian Beer, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Miroslav Holub, Kay Redfield Jamison, and Edwin Morgan--the e-book encompasses a sequence of specifically commissioned poems by way of John Burnside, Michael Donaghy, Sarah Maguire, Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, and others. every one poem is brought through the scientist whose paintings brought on the poem.

Though Contemporary Poetry and modern Science exposes and investigates lines among the best way poets and scientists see and reinvent the area, the e-book is so much arresting and relaxing whilst it exhibits simply how usually poets and scientists agree.

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