Like a metaphor

Ongoing relations between 'poetry' and 'science'

Star birth in the Carina Nebula, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (image courtesy of NASA).

The following forum, initially taking off from a PoemTalk program on a Zukofsky lyric, directly engages questions regarding relations between poetry and science (a range of sciences). Contributions by eleven poets — Rae Armantrout, Amy Catanzano, John Cayley, Tina Darragh, Marcella Durand, Allen Fisher, James Harvey, Peter Middleton, Evelyn Reilly, and Joan Retallack — in the form of poems, critiques of poems, musings, and contentions broadly address how poetry can serve science no less than how science can serve poetry, as well as the degree of discursive integrity each should or can enjoy in the interplay.

Metaphor or more? Poetry & Science Panelists
Disciplinary pertinence; required expertise Poetry & Science Panelists
Science-informed readings Poetry & Science Panelists
Definition of basics Poetry & Science Panelists
Zukofsky Poetry & Science Panelists
Basics of definition Poetry & Science Panelists
Poetry supplement Gilbert Adair