Louise Fazackerley & Ikram Hamud: This Is Science

As part of Experimental Words, we challenge each of our scientist-poet pairings to speed-write a new poem with the title This Is Science. Here’s Louise Fazackerley and Ikram Hamud with their interpretation - and most excellent it is too! Check them out at the event on Thursday - part of Manchester Science Festival!

This Is Science

Science is a book
Tell me I can’t open it
Science is a solution
big banging never-ending always growing
I am a token
I sit on my own at work
Science is a lifecycle
That doesn’t recognise my life
Baby-maker. 23 chromosomes + 23 chromosomes= 1
Science is in my DNA. Google it.
Society creates silos
I test this I test this

We Are In-Residence at Unearth Science Festival!

We are still buzzing from last night's Experimental Words at Chicago Botanic Garden - five phenomenal sci-poetry performances in front of an electric crowd! More on that later, but for now Sam and I are poets-in-residence at the Unearth Science Festival. 

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Keith Jarrett & Jess Wade: This Is Science

The Experimental Words London show is nearly here! Next Monday our intrepid poets and scientists will debut brand new micro-performances at Springer Nature, exploring research through spoken word. The two previous shows in Manchester and Canterbury have been incredible and sold out, so make sure to grab your free ticket now if you're planning on coming! In the meantime, here's poet Keith Jarrett's take on This Is Science, which he wrote when paired with Dr. Jess Wade. 

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Super Cool Science Illustration

During our Experimental Words shows, we make our audience complete some paperwork at the interval. Through a questionnaire, we ask them questions about poetry and science - and task them with writing a poem. It's very important, data-driven work - and certainly not just for silly purposes. Some excellent poems are always written, but today we wanted to share this super cool cartoon drawn by Adrian Brayley at the Canterbury show. This in just 15 minutes: amazing! Find out more about Adrian here.

Experimental Words: Two Shows Down, One To Go!

Two Experimental Words shows down - and one to go! Manchester and Canterbury were both incredible, as our poets and scientists dug deep to create brilliant new performances. We've had a sustainability gameshow, a performative lecture on the totally real science of phrenology, and candida fungus literally threatening us on-stage. The London show is coming up - why not get your FREE tickets right now? In the meantime check out a poem one of our audience members wrote during the interval. 

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