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Title: Poetry, Cosmology, Cosmogony
Authors: Taylor, Jonathan Peter
First Published: 1-Mar-2014
Publisher: Maney Publishing for Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK)
Citation: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 2014, 39 (1), pp. 85-98
Abstract: This reflective essay investigates the relationship between, on the one hand, the author’s own creative practice and, on the other, cosmological discoveries, both old and new. A series of poems from his collection, Musicolepsy (Shoestring Press, 2013), is presented, contextualized and discussed. All the poems, in very different ways, negotiate and explore the linguistic boundaries and overlap between poetry and cosmology. Specifically, the poetry provides a space in which the sometimes casual, sometimes deep-rooted analogies, metaphors and allusions of popular scientific discourse can be probed, dissected, stretched or exploded. In this way, poetry itself might be seen to embody a kind of pseudoscientific sphere of experimentation, when applied to scientific language.
DOI Link: 10.1179/0308018813Z.00000000067
ISSN: 0308-0188
eISSN: 1743-2790
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, Maney Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed until 24 months after the date of publication. The final published version may be available through the links above.
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