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By Robert Crawford

a distinct collaboration among best poets and scientists, Contemporary Poetry and modern Science demonstrates via its shape, and during perform in addition to mirrored image, that poetry and technology can meet with efficient effects. Crossing among disciplines, and among prose and verse, the booklet exhibits how modes of clinical wisdom and of poetic making remain intertwined. usually drawing on Scottish highbrow traditions, instead of at the infamous "two cultures" argument, Contemporary Poetry and modern Science argues via examples for a extra open and at the same time sympathetic engagement of poetry and technology in modern culture.

Provocative, nimble, and magnificent, this ebook is in numerous senses a crossover quantity. In its amassing of essays in addition to poems, it's the first e-book of its style. Readers can see how a poet and a sun physicist may well percentage operating assumptions; how poetic perception may possibly tell psychiatric perform; how a poet's come upon with an MRI scanner ends up in a clean neurological scan. in addition to new essays through across the world unique poets, scientists, and literary critics--including Simon Armitage, Gillian Beer, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Miroslav Holub, Kay Redfield Jamison, and Edwin Morgan--the e-book contains a sequence of in particular commissioned poems through John Burnside, Michael Donaghy, Sarah Maguire, Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, and others. each one poem is brought via the scientist whose paintings brought on the poem.

Though Contemporary Poetry and modern Science exposes and investigates traces among the way in which poets and scientists see and reinvent the area, the booklet is so much arresting and relaxing while it indicates simply how usually poets and scientists agree.

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