Poetry, Cosmology, Cosmogony
journal contributionposted on 2014-10-28, 14:04 authored by Jonathan Peter Taylor
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.
CitationInterdisciplinary Science Reviews, 2014, 39 (1), pp. 85-98
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LAW/School of English
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