Poets for Science

Charles Malone, Kent State University | Wick Poetry Center

Toronto 2021: Storytelling as Relations

“Poetry and science are allies, not opposites.” Jane Hirshfield

Poets for Science started on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, when demonstrators around the world participated in a March for Science in a call to support and safeguard the scientific community, fact-based decision making, basic research, and freedom of speech for scientists.

At the heart of this project is the collection of poems curated by Jane Hirshfield. The ongoing interactive project Wick Poetry Center’s Poets for Science project explores the intersection between the arts and the sciences with interactive sessions, digital tools, and a traveling exhibit. Participants are encouraged to consider their relationship with the natural world, including plants, animals, and weather. This generative workshop will ask participants to draw from their own experiences with science and nature to contribute to a collection pledge poems: poems that honor the ecosystems of their homes. No prior poetic experience is necessary.

Published: 01/30/2023