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NOW ONLINE, 28th May – Poetry and Science, with Sue Dymoke, Pippa Hennessy and Chris Jones

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

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This event will be online on May 28th at 7pm – see new event page for more details.

Sue Dymoke, Pippa Hennessy and Chris Jones read and talk about their science-related poetry along with works by other poets, including Sinead Morrissey, Rebecca Elson and Philip Gross.

Sue Dymoke did not enjoy science at school but became curious about it through poetry. She is interested in how writing poetry can help people to explore scientific questions. Sue is an Associate Professor in Education at Nottingham Trent University. Recent work includes What They Left Behind (Shoestring Press) and DNA Time, a collaborative poem written with structural biologist Pietro Roversi, which explores the complexities of DNA structures.

Pippa Hennessy is a publisher at Five Leaves and a bid writer at Harmless. She has published poetry, short fiction, essays, and comic stories in various magazines and anthologies. Her latest project is to try to understand quantum theory through poetry (or maybe the other way round). She is particularly interested in the intersection between science and poetry in all their forms and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham University.

Chris Jones lives in Sheffield. He has worked on various projects over the last fifteen years alongside physicists, biologists, medical researchers, artists and other writers, contributing to publications and exhibitions on a range of scientific fields including Darwinism, cancer research and colour theory. His last collection of poems was Skin published by Longbarrow Press.

Admission: £4.00 (£2.00 students) including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk.

Part of Nottingham Poetry Festival