"poet on science" blog posts

Slanted Light and Shadow Sides: Interview with Sarah Westcott

Posted on: 15 October 2016 | Category: Poetry and Science: Two Cultures

Interview with the poet Sarah Westcott

Sarah Westcott discusses poetric influences, data and journalism with Sam Solnick

Interview with Jo Shapcott

Posted on: 16 July 2016 | Category: Poetry and Science: Two Cultures

DRJ: Can you talk a little bit to begin with about your involvement in projects which aim to bring together scientists and poets? Why do you think there is a growing interest in projects of this kind? JS: I am very curious about almost everything: there is nothing that is not interesting. Any aspect of the world - humans, our interaction with what's around, who's around - is likely to grab my attention. The things that scientists know and the way they know is fascinating. For example, contemporary findings in neuroscience and in physics are changing long-held philosophical views about identity, and about time and space. Who we are and where we live. How could this not be of cutting-edge interest to writers? I think this is why poets are seeking more opportunities to talk to scientists.

Love II

Posted on: 14 July 2016 | Category: Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Ruby Robinson introduces her poem 'Love II'

Interview with Ruby Robinson

Posted on: 5 July 2016 | Category: Poetry and Science: Two Cultures

Every Little Sound by Ruby Robinson, published by Liverpool University Press

The poet Ruby Robinson discusses vocabulary, neuroscience and the articulation of trauma.