Welcome to The Poetics of Science!

Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky
September 30, 2016
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Can science writing be a literary art? Here at KR, we obviously think so, and we have created a special issue—The Poetics of Science—to demonstrate the many ways in which science shapes and is shaped by the literary imagination.

In conjunction with this special issue, for the next two months, the Kenyon Review will host an online discussion of writers, editors, and scientists on what makes great science writing. We start with a provocative piece by science writer and editor Jamie Zvirzdin entitled “Observations of a Science Editor: If Romantic Scientists Pilfered Fiction’s Toolbox, You Can Too.” Over the next two months, we will publish a series of responses, along with other blog posts and book reviews devoted to literary science writing. Join us as we discuss how science inspires and challenges some of today’s most exciting writers!

Jamie Zvirzdin: “Observations of a Science Editor: If Romantic Scientists Pilfered Fiction’s Toolbox, You Can Too.”

Posted 9/6/16: Justin Wymer: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/8/16: Natalie Mesnard: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/13/16: Patrick D. Watson: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/14/16: Diane K. Martin: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/16/16: Jennifer Bowen Hicks: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/20/16: Leah Falk: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/22/16: Joseph Osmundson: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/26/16: L. Shapley Bassen: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/28/16: Helen Betya Rubinstein: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 9/30/16: Benjamin Kolp: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 10/4/16: Brian Doyle: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 10/6/16: Karen Luper: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 10/10/16: E. A. Farro: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

Posted 10/12/16: Joshua Roebke: “On Writing Science”

Posted 10/13/16: Karen Malpede: “Science and Poetics”

Posted 10/18/16: Dawne Shand: “On Writing Science”

Posted 10/20/16: Sara Talpos: “Science Writing as a Literary Art: What Are the Challenges?”

Posted 10/25/16: Hilda Johnston: “A Bard for the Gene: On The Gene: An Intimate History“

Posted 10/26/16: Alice Major: “Science and Poetics”

Posted 10/28/16: Jesse De Angelis: “Science and Poetics”

Posted 10/31/16: Shayla Love: “On Writing Science”

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KROnline Fall 2016: The Poetics of Science

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Sept/Oct 2016 issue of the Kenyon Review: The Poetics of Science

 

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