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Reads tagged with “The Universe in Verse”

The Venus Hottentot: Elizabeth Alexander Reads Her Stirring Poem About the Roots of Racism and the Misuses of Science
The Venus Hottentot: Elizabeth Alexander Reads Her Stirring Poem About the Roots of Racism and the Misuses of Science

“Elegant facts await me.”

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We Are Listening: Diane Ackerman’s Ode to the Search for Life Beyond Earth and Our Longing for Cosmic Companionship
We Are Listening: Diane Ackerman’s Ode to the Search for Life Beyond Earth and Our Longing for Cosmic Companionship

A lyrical love letter to “the small bipeds with the giant dreams.”

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Sarah Jones Performs an Astonishing Chorus-of-Humanity Tribute to Jane Goodall
Sarah Jones Performs an Astonishing Chorus-of-Humanity Tribute to Jane Goodall

“What makes us human makes us fellow creatures, creeping things, fauna of a fragile terrestrial biosphere, neither more nor less. All lives are consequential.”

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The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer
The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer

An ode to humanity’s unheralded originators of the scientific method.

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The Universe in Verse: Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Reads from “Life on Mars”
The Universe in Verse: Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Reads from “Life on Mars”

An ode to the human zest for “bowing before the oracle-eye, hungry for what it would find.”

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Rosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her Life, the Source of Every Artist’s Power, and Her Beautiful Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Marie Curie
Rosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her Life, the Source of Every Artist’s Power, and Her Beautiful Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Marie Curie

“She died a famous woman denying / her wounds / denying / her wounds came from the same source as her power.”

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Planetarium: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Trailblazing Women in Science
Planetarium: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Trailblazing Women in Science

“I am bombarded yet I stand.”

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