To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.
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Virginia’s Poet Laureate
Henry Hart (William & Mary)
What’s the role of poetry in the face of tragedy? Henry Hart is Virginia’s poet laureate. He shares how poetry can emerge in the wake of loss.
The Poetry Lab
Laura Bylenok (University of Mary Washington)
In college, Laura Bylenok was fascinated with genetic engineering. Now, she manipulates language, not DNA. Her recent book turns familiar forms into poetic laboratory experiments.
Poetry that Heals
Irène Mathieu (University of Virginia)
To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But pediatrician and poet Irène Mathieu says both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition. Mathieu’s latest collection, Grande Marronage, examines the lives of Creole women of color in New Orleans.
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