“The words of poems are the tuft and final applause
“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 trying something different for this month’s event. We encouraged you to write and submit your own science poems. We received many wonderful submissions (many more than we can possibly fit into our one-hour session, unfortunately) and have invited a number of the poet-scientists to join us at the event and read their works. This is something you will not want to miss, so make sure you RSVP and join us on Thursday, April 15 at noon ET.
This event is part of the NC Science Festival. Visit the NC SciFest Website for more details and the full lineup.