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The Laboratory with Leaves (Part 17): Woodland Words I University of Oxford

Discussion in 'English' started by AndrewvanZyl, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Established commenter


    Sarah Watkinson is Wytham Woods' first poet in residence. She leads us through a delicate maze of woodland and words, weaving together nature, research and poetry. In their work, scientists are objective: they don’t express opinions, they don’t talk about themselves. Poetry would seem science’s diametrical opposite: it’s traditionally inward-looking and self-reflective. Sarah’s writing combines her scientific background and her love for form and words in the most delicate and unexpected way: observing the world, for her, is a form of poetry.
     

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