José Olivarez & Krissa Skogen: This Is Science

We're well underway with Experimental Words in Chicago, and we're super excited to see what our poet-scientist pairings produce at the show on Friday night. In the meantime, here's another poem from one of the pairs: the poet José Olivarez and the scientist Krissa Skogen with 'This Is Science'. 

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Dr. Illingworth & Mr. Simpson & Chicago Botanic Garden

We are in Chicago - although Sam's suitcase decided to have an extended stay in Philadelphia on the way. I'm not surprised, given that it's 0 degrees and snowing here! The blanket of white does make Chicago Botanic Garden look magical, though we were hoping for the green and bloom of spring-time. Anyway, Sam has been reunited with his clothes now so let's tell you what we're up to in Chi-Town: Dr. Illingworth & Mr. Simpson have been brought over to run our science-poetry mash-up project Experimental Words as part of the Garden's 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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Neelam Saredia & Neil Kad: This Is Science

One final This Is Science poem from the Canterbury edition of Experimental Words. Our pairing of the superb poet Neelam Saredia and the awesome molecular biophysicist scientist Dr. Neil Kad has led to this fun, speed-written poem. You can see Neil and Neelam (Neilam?) tonight at the Cathedral Lodge with a brand new spoken word performance. Get your tickets now!

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Helen Seymour & Alessia Buscaino: This Is Science

It's tomorrow, everyone! Experimental Words hits Canterbury with an explosive force of science-infused spoken word. We can't wait to see what our poetry and scientist pairings have created for Canterbury Festival, and the epic surroundings of the Cathedral Lodge will be an amazing backdrop to showcase their performances. Enjoy this warm-up poem from Helen Seymour and Dr Alessia Buscaino - and then grab yourself a ticket to the show!

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