Science Communication Through Poetry
aims to explore how we might communicate science effectively both to and with non-scientific audiences across the spectrum of science communication, from dissemination to dialogue, via the medium of poetry. It has been written for scientists, science communicators, public engagement practitioners, and poets, so that they can learn how to use poetry as an effective tool through which to diversify science. As well as containing specific advice and guidance for how to use poetry to communicate science with different audiences, this book contains a number of exercises for the reader to reflect on what has been learnt and to put into practice what is discussed. Further study and additional readings are also provided to help improve knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with both poetry and science communication.
"This text makes science and poetry clear, exciting, and forges a fruitful path for science communication”
Sandra L. Faulkner. Professor of Media and Communication and author of Poetic Inquiry: Craft, Method and Practice
"A great addition to your science communication toolkit"
Emily Dawson. Associate Professor in Science & Technology Studies and author of Equity, Exclusion & Everyday Science Learning
"A must-read for anyone who’s a scientist, science communicator, a poet, or interested in collaborations in science”
Gary Kerr. Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
"With Science Communication through Poetry, Dr. Sam Illingworth opens the door to a new arena of communication and collaboration—a meeting place for professionals who traditionally have been exploring the world along different paths but may have more in common than they have formerly realized”
Olle Bergman. Freelance writer, communication trainer and author. Member of the Board of the Swedish Authors’ Fund.