Poetry and Space

I’ll be introducing this event tomorrow. Come on over for an evening of scientific poetry…

(Apologies: most of the following links are broken.)

Poet in the City
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Inua Ellams is one of the UK’s most talented performance poets. He is establishing a great reputation for the power and quality of his work. His live appearances have included the BBC Politics show (TV), The Royal Festival Hall, the Glastonbury Rock Festival and Latitude. As part of Generation Txt, an anthology of new talent in UK poetry, he has toured nationwide. His work is influenced by both Classic Literature & by Hip Hop. Isobel Dixon – Born in South Africa, this wonderful poet is the
daughter of a keen amateur astronomer. Her debut Weather Eye won the Olive Schreiner Prize and her latest collection A Fold in the Map was published by Salt in 2007. She will also bereading poems by Rebecca Elson, the distinguished astronomer and poet whose work focused on nebular clusters, and who died in 1999, aged only
Diana Syder one of Britain’s leading poets of science, is a writer who can cross the boundaries between disciplines, using ideas and vocabulary from cosmology and physics to inspire her work. Her poetry collections include Hubble, Maxwell’s Rainbow and String, all published by Smith/Doorstop Books. In 2002 she received a Public Awareness of Science Award from the Institute of Physics. Mario Petrucci is a well-known poet and educator. He is also a former research scientist, who has written widely about scientific issues. His recent poetry collections include Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl (2004), Flowers of Sulphur (2007). His new collection, Monte Cassino, will be published shortly.
Escaping the Matrix is a series of poetry events featuring contemporary poets and guest speakers, and forms part of Poet in the City’s successful and innovative New Audiences initiative. The three events in the Imperial series have been programmed and managed by Daniel Macadam, Josephine Ivie and Lucy Clouting respectively. Thanks should also go to Ben Gwalchmai, the chair of New Audiences.

Poet in the City is a registered charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry, making new connections for poetry, and raising money to support poetry education, in particular the placing of poets in schools. Charity Commission number 1117354, Company limited by guarantee registered number 05819413.

The series is being hosted by Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ.

The Escaping the Matrix events will be held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ.

Nearest tube stations are Gloucester Road or South Kensington (on the District and Circle line) or Knightsbridge (on the Piccadilly line)

Poetry and Work 9th October Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley Building

Poetry and Space 13th November G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building

Poetry and Maths 4th December Lecture Theatre 220, Mechanical Engineering


If you would like to see one or more of the events in the Escaping the Matrix series please
RSVP as soon as possible to Poet in the City.

Call Daniel Macadam on 07754 252212
Email dfamacadam@gmail.com

or Write to Poet in the City, c/o Dechert LLP, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ.

Booking is essential!


2 responses to “Poetry and Space”

  1. bubsy seo test avatar

    is really true that there is no place like earth!!

  2. Tina Mammoser avatar

    Thanks for the reminder, I’d seen this in the IoP newletter and forgotten. So have emailed to book a spot, hopefully in time! (and the maths one too)