Poetry of Science

8 October, 12:00 pm

1 hrPWYD

Performance | Environment & Nature, Literature & Poetry, Physics, Science, Space

Poetry of Science

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH

From acrostic and shape poems to sonnets and free verse, there are endless forms of poetry to suit the myriad topics in science. Join poet Sarah Lasoye, Niall Munro from Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre and several young finalists from the IF Oxford Poetry of Science competition to hear and discuss some winning poems.

Sarah Lasoye is author of Fovea / Ages Ago [Hajar Press, 2021]. She is an alumna of the Barbican Young Poets (2015/16) and Apples and Snakes ‘The Writing Room’ (2018/19). She is currently one of six poets selected for the Apples and Snakes Poetry in Performance 2021-22 programme supported by the Jerwood Arts Development Programme Fund, and a member of Octavia poetry collective for women of colour.



Niall Munro is the Director of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, which conducts research into poetry, runs an international poetry competition, a new poetry pamphlet press called ignitionpress, poetry workshops for military veterans, and organises poetry projects in the community. His main area of research is twentieth-century American literature, particularly American modernist writings, but he has taught a wide range of courses about American, British, and European literature.


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Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH, UK OX1 2DH