Writing Poetry Through the Eyes of Science

'Writing Poetry Through the Eyes of Science' presents a unique & effective interdisciplinary approach to teaching science poems & science poetry writing in secondary English & science classrooms.

Author: Nancy Gorrell

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 1845534409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

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This professional resource shows both English and science teachers how to cross-fertilize the knowledge, skills and methods shared by their disciplines - in particular, the creative, critical and metaphoric thinking skills used in both poetry writing and scientific research. This book provides the tool - science poetry - enabling English and science teachers alike to discover the value of their common ground, empowering them to envision, create, and experience an innovative pedagogy for the twenty-first century.

Poetic Inquiry as Social Justice and Political Response

Edited by Kathleen T. Galvin and Monica Prendergast. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2016. Gorrell, Nancy S., and Erin Colfax. Writing Poetry through the Eyes of Science: A Teacher's Guide to Scientific Literacy and ...

Author: Abigail Cloud

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622737529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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This volume speaks to the use of poetry in critical qualitative research and practice focused on social justice. In this collection, poetry is a response, a call to action, agitation, and a frame for future social justice work. The authors engage with poetry’s potential for connectivity, political power, and evocation through methodological, theoretical, performative, and empirical work. The poet-researchers consider questions of how poetry and Poetic Inquiry can be a response to political and social events, be used as a pedagogical tool to critique inequitable social structures, and how Poetic Inquiry speaks to our local identities and politics. The authors answer the question: “What spaces can poetry create for dialogue about critical awareness, social justice, and re-visioning of social, cultural, and political worlds?” This volume adds to the growing body of Poetic Inquiry through the demonstration of poetry as political action, response, and reflective practice. We hope this collection inspires you to write and engage with political poetry to realize the power of poetry as political action, response, and reflective practice.


Forever Changing Through Her Eyes is a collection of poems that lets people know that with all the obstacles that life presents from, ridicule, brokenness from relationship ties, lifes hurts, and goodbyes theres light at the end of the ...

Author: Sabrina Chandler

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467044141

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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Forever Changing Through Her Eyes is a collection of poems that lets people know that with all the obstacles that life presents from, ridicule, brokenness from relationship ties, life’s hurts, and goodbyes there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Poems intended to inspire, and motivate readers to realize that they are not alone even when friends and people the closes to your heart let you down. A reminder that anything that has caused delayed dreams and goals “Should always be your motivation, though meant to have a negative impact make it a positive inspiration”. Forever Changing is an imprint that signifies transition “Once Broken, Now Healed, and Whole, Closing a Chapter New Life, New Beginning”.

The Imminent Collapse of America and of the Whole Western Civilization

Other man made creations are art and poetry in general, civil institutions and all those material things which we commonly know to have been made by men, both by our contemporaries and by men in past epochs. Science is, perhaps ...

Author: Angelo Bertolo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475949827

Category: History

Page: 184

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In the 5000 years of the history that we know, great empires grew and fell according to certain patterns that repeat themselves like laws of nature. The USA rose and grew to prominence in the world, reached its zenith in 1945 with the military victory and with the atom bomb, but is not destined to stay there forever. The book tries to draw the attention to the signs of decadence that match the patterns of the decadence of previous empires in history, and the patterns of growth, of progress - in other cultural milieus: very few pundits in America, and in the western media in general, seem to be aware of this fact. The birth rates keep diminishing in America, and are very low in Europe. In other civilisations the birth rates have been high, and those countries count more in the world today, politically and economically, than a few generations ago. In addition, the irrational and passionate attitude of those peoples, including the aggressive suicidal attitude with religious and political connotations, is a sign of progress for them. Those people who are in favour of family planning programs and of a more relaxed morality - are acting against the general interests of their countries.

Learning to Write with Purpose

Through the eyes of my reader: A strategy for improving audience perspective in children's descriptive writing. ... Genre development and learning: Children writing stories, science reports, and poems. Research in the Teaching ofEnglish ...

Author: Karen Kuelthau Allan

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462514540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their readers. This highly informative, teacher-friendly book presents a fresh perspective on writing instruction along with practical methods for the classroom. Teachers learn ways to promote the skills and strategies needed to write and revise effectively in a range of genres: personal narratives, fiction, and poetry; persuasive, explanatory, and "how-to" writing; and writing for high-stakes tests. Special features include vivid classroom vignettes, examples of student work, evaluation guidelines, and suggested "mentor texts" that model different genres.

The Burqa and the Miniskirt

Science as a creation of man is, at times, considered today as absolute good and has become the basis of an ideology. Science, it appears ... Who are the poets who read and write poetry in their cultural circles if not timewasters?

Author: Angelo Bertolo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524630850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Iran and the Muslim countries where the irrational burqa is more popular today than one or two generations ago count more politically and economically than few years ago. The countries where the miniskirt and more relaxed moral attitudes have been more popular count always less in the world scene. Third world countries with high birth rates have progressed relatively more than Western countries with lower birthrates. When there was the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century with great progress and Britain started to dominate the seas, the birth rates were very high. Since independence in 1947, the population of India has increased fourfold and progressed a lot. Could you imagine Britain or any other European country starting to conquer the world again? The other way out seems more probable. With young people from developing countries that dare attack America and the Western countries in their own territories.

Building Strong Writers in Middle School

Poems for Shared Voices Years ago, a nifty and unique little book namedJoyful Noise by Paul Fleischman brought poetry into the realm of science. In verses meant to be read by two or more voices alternately (and at times simultaneously), ...

Author: Jim Delisle

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575427034

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Improve proficiency in core language arts concepts with 24 classroom-ready activities that align with Common Core State Standards. By engaging students in meaningful language arts activities that relate to their lives, teachers can promote authentic writing in which students explore their personal thoughts and beliefs, resulting in richer work. Complete with step-by-step directions and student examples—and developed and tested in public and private classrooms with students of varying abilities—Building Strong Writers in Middle School helps students understand themselves and one another more deeply, contemplate how their writing can affect the larger world, and express themselves in literary forms. With writing now being required across the curriculum, teaching language arts at the middle school level is more important than ever. Digital content includes reproducible handouts.

Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson

She must hide herself from the “Too telescopic eyes” of Science and Surgery, both of which would dissect her, ... line that recalls what she would write, almost a decade later, about the necessity of an oblique method in writing poetry, ...

Author: Sharon Leiter

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108438

Category: Poets, American

Page: 448

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Examines the life and writings of Emily Dickinson, including detailed synopses of her works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

More Black Success Volume 9

He is inspired by classic science fiction writers such as H. G. Wells. 1. How/when/why did you start writing? I've always written poetry. In fact, my book, Deep Thoughts, was a collection of poems that I had written over the years.


Publisher: Zhana Productions




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Critical Affect

in different ways, truth-making, Sokal claimed that cultural theorists, using pithy writing styles, obfuscate the facts of ... Critical theory, in his eyes, plaits science with quackery and poetry in disregard for the rigour of facts.

Author: Barnwell Ashley Barnwell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474451345


Page: 176

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Critical Affect explores the emotional complexity of critique and maps out its enduring value for the turn to affect and ontology. Through a series of vivid close readings, Ashley Barnwell shows how suspicion and methods of decoding remain vital to both civic and academic spaces, where concerns about precarity, transparency, and security are commonplace and the question of how we verify the truth is one of the most polarising of our age. Weaving together both the critical and affective dimensions of 'paranoid reading', Critical Affect opens crucial questions about the ethics of practicing theory and offers a new route into the critical study of affect.a

Science in Modern Poetry

But what does the ManMoth do in the poem and what is he so reluctant to hand over in the final stanza? ... but that at the end of all investigations of life is an 'eye', an eye that pays attention to the world and an eye that pays ...

Author: John Holmes

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781781388990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them. In a collection of twelve essays, leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the 'Two Cultures' can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain and Ireland, America and Australia. What does the poetry of a leading immunologist and a Nobel-Prize-winning chemist tell us about how poetry can engage with science? Scientific experiments aim to yield knowledge, but what do the linguistic and formal experiments of contemporary American poets suggest about knowledge in their turn? How can universities help to bring these different experimental cultures and practices together? What questions do literary critics need to ask themselves when looking at poems that respond to science? How did developments in biology between the wars shape modernist poetry? What did William Empson make of science fiction, Ezra Pound of the fourth dimension, Thomas Hardy of anthropology? How did modern poets from W. B. Yeats to Elizabeth Bishop and Judith Wright respond to the legacy of Charles Darwin? This book aims to answer these questions and more, in the process setting out the state of the field and suggesting new directions and approaches for research by students and scholars working on the fertile relationship between science and poetry today.

The Lure of the Transcendent

Children's aesthetic orderings can extend beyond discussion and dramatic play into writing poetry and stories, using various visual arts; clay, music and more complex stage arts. As the children attempt to use these scientific and ...

Author: Dwayne E. Huebner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805825336

Category: Education

Page: 467

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In 1969, Bill Pinar was privileged to study with Dwayne Huebner at Teachers College. In a large room with 70 others, he watched an extraordinary figure in the distance--speaking a tongue few of them grasped--whom they all found compelling. They knew they were in the presence of a most remarkable and learned man. Huebner helped create the world which contemporary curriculum scholars now inhabit and labor to recreate as educators and theoreticians. His generative influence has been evident in many discourses, including the political, the phenomenological, the aesthetic, and the theological. This volume situates Huebner's work historically, emphasizing the ways it foreshadowed the reconceptualization of the field in the 1970s.

Romanticism and Science 1773 1833

departure from eighteenth - century scientific practice , in which discoveries ' status as accepted science was typically ... and Southey encouraged him to write poetry as well as develop his science ( quoted Levere , 1981 : 21 ) .

Author: Tim Fulford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415219531

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Pulp Voices

The world of the future, which was Venus as seen through the eyes of Earth, drew upon all the evil motives of those who sought eternal life. ... SAC: What you are asking me, apparently, is whether I prefer poetry or science fiction.

Author: Jeffrey M. Elliot

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893702571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

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Jeffrey M. Elliot interviews five writers and editors of the science fiction pulp magazine era: Jack Williamson, H. L. Gold, Stanton A. Coblentz, C. L. Moore, and Raymond Z. Gallun. With an introduction by Poul Anderson.

L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Vol 25

For example, in Battlefield Earth, the reader looks through the eyes of the hero and through the eyes of the alien. ... the ultimate ability to communicate, whether you write poetry or a novel. Science fiction is just one means or ...


Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592128150

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 543

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A Concise Companion to Twentieth Century American Poetry

The ignoring of science and technology in an age in which they are dominant is still a poetics of science and technology, and this is what we find in Stevens's poetry. It continually asks implicitly what it means to live in a world that ...

Author: Stephen Fredman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405141444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how thepoetry produced in the United States during the twentieth centuryis connected to the country’s intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period bytracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in the field. Places the poetry of the period within contexts such as: war;feminism and the female poet; poetries of immigration andmigration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy andtheory. Each chapter ranges across the entire century, comparing poetsfrom one part of the century to those of another. New syntheses make the volume of interest to scholars as wellas students and general readers.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Crawford , of St. Andrews University , was pairing scientists and poets around the world , in the hope that when the poets were ... The results of their collaboration included a new poem , " Once I Looked Into Your Eyes , " and a clear ...


Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101054620172



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Who s Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing

Gay African American science fiction writer, born in Harlem, New York, whose early understanding of his homosexuality led to him becoming the object of ... Between 1961 and 1980 Delany was married to the lesbian poet Marilyn HACKER.

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134722099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing is a lively and accessible biographical guide to lesbian and gay literary culture, from Sappho to modern pulp fiction. Featuring authors of works with lesbian or gay content as well as known lesbian and gay writers, this volume opens the boundaries of this field to include the writers of popular cultural fiction. It places these alongside the canon of poets, dramatists and novelists, to acknowledge the importance of pop culture to gay and lesbian communities. It includes fascinating entries on authors from W.H. Auden to Alice Walker, James Baldwin to Virginia Woolf. Also included are those such as Judith Butler who have theorised lesbian and gay culture and writing, or have contributed to the uncovering and charting of this vibrant literary history. Fully cross referenced, and with suggestions for further reading, this book offers an invaluable guide to a rich and varied literary culture and is indispensable for anyone with an interest in lesbian and gay writing.

The Sandburg Treasury

This is only one of many fine and strange poems we have out of the long ago. Nobody knows who wrote them or whether they were first spoken centuries before they were written down to meet our eyes in books. What is poetry?

Author: Carl Sandburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328521767

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 578

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This illustrated anthology features the celebrated poet’s complete works for children—with an introduction by his wife, Paula Sandburg. As a young father of two daughters, Carl Sandburg noticed that children’s literature was still stuck in the traditions of European folklore, centered on princes, princesses and peasants. He wanted to create stories that spoke more directly to American children and their way of life. His first book for children, Rootabaga Stories, explore farms, trains and other typical locales as the clever characters discover the magic of the Midwest. This volume includes all five of Carl Sandburg’s books for young readers: Rootabaga Stories, Early Moon, Wind Song, Prairie-Town Boy, and Abe Lincoln Grows Up.