Once we pair up the poets and scientists at Experimental Words, we initially challenge them to speed-write a new poem together. It's important to show that good stuff can be created in a short time, since we're often working on quite tight timescales. In our Chicago Botanic Garden edition of the project, we're going from that first meeting to co-performing in just 4 days - so the idea of prototyping and demonstrating quickly is super important!
This Is Science
This is the lab where Danielle germinates seeds/germinates
These are the samples that the volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays
clean & count & randomize/randomize & classify/classify
o avoid being biased/biased.
This is Science.
Wide-eyed in wonder at the possibility of green growing,
awestruck listening to growth chambers
& fans & a compressor.
This is science today, but/
tomorrow,I will give you a tour of the growth chamber,
show you the x-ray machine, and you can count some fruits.
This is Science /This is Poetry