F144. CANCELLED: Science at the Source: Poetic Methods

Status: Not Accepted

Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Is poetry science? What happens when poets engage research and adopt strategies of scientific inquiry? Five poets will discuss the influence of science on their craft (observation, form, and discovery), and also as a method of investigating truth. We will demonstrate how studying the intricacies of our natural world offers new insight on the image-less territories of the interior and how poetry can make our complex, shared reality penetrable and knowable in ways science by itself cannot.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: SCIENCE_AT_THE_SOURCE_outline_of_questions.pdf
Supplemental Document 1: SCIENCE_AT_THE_SOURCE__outline_of_reference_poems.pdf



Rosalie Moffett the author of Nervous System, (2018 National Poetry Series Prize winner) as well as June in Eden. A former Wallace Stegner fellow and winner of a Discovery/Boston Review prize, she teaches poetry at the University of Southern Indiana.

Nomi Stone is a poet and anthropologist and author of Kill Class. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, her poems appear recently in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, New England Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor in Poetry at University of Texas, Dallas

John James is the author of The Milk Hours, selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. He is pursuing a PhD in English at UC Berkeley.

Rushi Vyas has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. He has taught and counseled students at the University of Michigan, NYU, and the University of Colorado where he earned his MFA. He is editing a poetry collection and a book of essays.

Kathryn Nuernberger's third poetry collection, Rue, features ethnobotanical portraits of plants historically used for birth control. She is also the author of the essay collection Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. She is currently working on a book of essays about medieval witch trials.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center