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Rotch Library Exhibit

The Poetry of Science

December 6, 2021 - January 28, 2022

By combining the intensity of poetry with vivid imagery, The Poetry of Science aims to strengthen the voices and experiences of distinct communities of color, synthesizing a striking poetic and visual language to help fill the gap between the sciences and the humanities.

The Poetry of Science creates positive associations between people of color, the arts, the sciences, how nature is perceived, and what it means to generate knowledge.

Presented are the visual representation of scientists as integral parts of the natural landscape, embedded into the very foundation of reality that they study, observe, seek to understand, and create. Accompanying each image is original poetry that sheds light on the awesome power of the sciences and their unique role in the lives of each scientist.

This exhibition is made possible by an array of members, including: