A striking poetic debut that brilliantly illuminates and celebrates the intersection of poetry and science, and the ways they can mediate our discovery of the world and our place in it.Originating from her living room, backyard garden, university office, or the field sites in boreal or tropical forests, the poems in Madhur Anand’s captivating debut collection compose a lyric science; they bring or...
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1St Edition edition (April 14, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2318577
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I was interested in this book as it was recommended to me by my faculty advisor, a mathematician, as an example of a poetry collection informed by science and mathematics. I had confided in him that scientific imagery and concepts inform my own world...
os together into a unified theory of predicting catastrophes, large and small. Anand’s ecologist poetics are sophisticated and original; her voice is an “index,” a way of cataloguing and measuring the world and human experience, and of illuminating the interconnectedness at the heart of all things. Narrating the beauty of her perceived world, the poems unabashedly embrace the scintillant language of scientific evidence as they interrogate crises of personal and global concern. The result is a poetry that is as complex as it is compassionate. Anand’s modernist intervention into “nature” poetry is a sparkling addition to poetics in Canada and beyond.