Tuesday • 4/17/2012 Sunday • 3/25/2012

Badass molecular biologist *and poet* Katherine Larson is featured on Gwen Eiffel’s poetry segment in last week’s News Hour. Larson won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition last year and last month won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for promising poets. Meanwhile, she’s also a working ecological researcher in Arizona.

She says, “Science gets to a certain place … a horizon, a liminality, of what you don’t know, what can’t be explained [by science itself] to a point that’s satisfactory, that allows for the breadth and depth of the human experience.” 

Basically she’s the most wonderful human alive. Also: nice book cover. 

Friday • 3/9/2012

Lunchtime poetry fix, baseball edition: Mary Karr remains my spiritual homegirl in holy profanity. 

Wednesday • 2/8/2012
Heroes Brenda Shaughnessy and Eileen Myles reading their poems at Public Assembly tonight. Was so great that not only did it make everything okay again, it made everything better.

Heroes Brenda Shaughnessy and Eileen Myles reading their poems at Public Assembly tonight. Was so great that not only did it make everything okay again, it made everything better.