F207. CANCELLED: Field Work: Poetry, Science, and STEM, Sponsored by Poets House

HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


We present a reading and discussion that will look at how poetry aligned with science learning can help us observe more of the world, creating new pathways to knowledge. We will showcase contemporary poets who have made a life practice of aligning science and literature, who will talk about the project model, outcomes, the creation of poetry paths in host cities, and the process of animating increased ecological stewardship.



Camille T. Dungy's four books of poetry include Trophic Cascade. Her book of essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and coedited two other anthologies.

Katharine Coles has published seven collections of poems, two novels, and a memoir. A distinguished professor at the University of Utah, she has received awards from the NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, the NEA, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Alison Hawthorne Deming is author of five poetry books, most recently Stairway to Heaven, and four nonfiction books including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. She is Agnese Nelms Haury Chair of Environment & Social Justice at the University of Arizona and a Guggenheim Fellow.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center