La Ninfa Eco Podcast. Episode 3: Poetry & Science – A Talk with Part of the Consilience Journal Team
Join us on this wonderful episode about Poetry & Science with part of the Consilience Journal Team.
Special Guests: Sam Illingworth, Steve Smart, Stephen Paul Wren, Ruth Aylett, Angie Lo, Miranda L. Barnes, Clint Wastling & Kate Jenkinson.
Host: Gaby Sambuccetti
Day: 26th May, 2021
Time: 3.30 pm (UK Time)
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Dr Sam Illingworth is an Associate Professor in Academic Practice at Edinburgh University in the UK. His work and research focus on using poetry and games to develop dialogue between different audiences. E email@example.com • www.samillingworth.com . Twitter: @samillingworth • Latest Paper: Creative Communications. The Poetry of Science: thepoetryofscience.scienceblog.com
Ruth Aylett is a Professor of Computer science at Heriot-watt University Edinburgh. Her poems are widely published, and her first single-author pamphlet;et ‘Pretty in Pink’ (pub 4Word) came out this year. Science and technology are frequent themes in her work, from Turing to Quantum mechanics and she won the 2020 Poetry of Science Competition with a piece called ‘Coding’. More here.
Dr Stephen P Wren was educated at Cambridge and worked as an industrial chemist before transitioning back into academia at Oxford. He joined Kingston University in September 2018 where he works as a Senior lecturer.
Stephen’s poetry can be read at www.stephenpaulwren.wixsite.com/luke12poetry and you can find him on Twitter @Stephen34343631
Steve D Smart is a poet and visual artist living in Angus, Scotland. Collaboration is an important part of his practise, and he often works with scientific researchers. Recent projects have included: ‘Poems for Doctors’, an online project between the University of St Andrews School of Medicine and the Scottish Poetry Library, and the short sci-art film ‘TRAWL’ for the StAnza International Poetry Festival. ‘TRAWL’ which also screened at 2020 Berlin Zebra Poetry Film Festival, combines poetry with sound and imagery derived from research into sea mammal behaviour and oceanographic studies by researchers based at the University of St Andrews.
Steve’s website: http://www.artsci.co.uk/sds/
Miranda Lynn Barnes is a poet from the US, now resident in the UK. Miranda’s poems often engage with science, particularly astronomy and physics, and have appeared in New Welsh Reader, Shearsman, Tears in the Fence, Under the Radar, and Lighthouse, among other journals and anthologies. Miranda taught creative writing for five years at Bath Spa University, where she now serves as Research Publications Librarian. Her debut pamphlet, Blue Dot Aubade, was published in October 2020 with V. Press.
Find Miranda on Twitter @LuminousJune, or read more about her work at https://mirandalynnbarnes.
Angie Lo is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, currently pursuing a double major in Physiology and English. Her poems have been featured in a number of publications including The Trinity Review, and she has done poetry readings at various local arts events. She is interested in science poems of all forms, and is looking forward to further exploring this intersection between both her fields of study.
Connect with her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.