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Science Sonnets
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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SciComm Lunch & Learn

"The words of poems are the tuft and final applause of science." So said the great American poet Walt Whitman. But what did he mean? Is there science in poetry? Poetry in science? Join us as we explore these questions with Bradley Allf, a doctoral candidate at NC State University who is both a scientist and poet, and will share his thoughts on how these two endeavors not only coexist, but complement each other.

We're going to try something different this month. We want to encourage you to write and submit your own science poem in advance. It can be haiku, a couplet, a sonnet, a limerick, free verse... whatever inspires you! We will read through them, select several that we particularly like and invite the authors to introduce their poem, read it and discuss it during our session. We'd love to hear from all the scientist-poets (or poet-scientists) out there, so if you'd like to submit something, click here.

This event is part of the NC Science Festival. Visit the NC SciFest Website for more details and the full lineup.