Poetry of Science


Dive into the connections between poetry and the sciences, as well as poetry exploring the sciences, in this visionary workshop. 

Starting at $485.00
As few as 6 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Examine the ways in which poetry is a science of "creative reception"
  • Discuss the ways in which poetry can address future-oriented subjects and advances in technology and knowledge
  • Embrace an openness that can innovate your poetry in subject, form, and content
  • Read and discuss works by visionary contemporary poets contending with the big ideas of our times

About this course:

How can science and technology shape poetry and unfold the poetic self? In this workshop, we will examine the possibilities of poetry as a science of “creative reception”— that is, how we are (re)defining our connections to reality, each other, artificial intelligence and life outside our planet— and how this kind of imaginative openness can generate new languages that translates our experiences in the 21st century. We will reimagine the many futures possible in poetry, drawing inspiration from Aimee Nezhukmatathil, Terrance Hayes, Carmen Giménez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Danya Patterson, Tracy K. Smith. and more.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Rosebud Ben-Oni
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.


Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 14, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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