Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jennifer Gresham, Jo Shapcott, Katherine Larson, Kikimo Hahn, Lavinia Greenlaw, Matthew Merritt, Megan Fernandes, Michael Symmons Roberts, Neil Rollinson, Noel Duffy, Paisley Rekdal, science influenced poems, sciency poetry collections
I’ve never been one to advocate the separation of the sciences from the arts. Da Vinci made great strides in both precisely because he did not limit himself to the study of either one.
William Carlos Williams was another such Renaissance man. He managed to write his great volume of poetry while still maintaining an active physician’s practice. Hard to fathom, but true.
Many contemporary poets have emerged with roots in the big, wide world of science. Here are a dozen “sciency” collections that I would recommend:
[Click on the poet’s name to go to their bio/webpage]
Please add to the list by leaving your own recommendations in the comments. Thanks and enjoy!