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Science Communication Through Poetry

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  • Presents a unique way of how to communicate science through the medium of poetry.

  • Contains exercises that will help readers to develop their own artistic approaches to communicating science.

  • Written by a world-leading expert in the field and distinguished academic with a strong media presence.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 1-9
  3. RAW Poetry

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 11-27
  4. The Poetry of Science

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 29-50
  5. Poetic Content Analysis

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 51-80
  6. Poetic Transcription

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 81-116
  7. Poetry Workshops

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 117-152
  8. Poetic Collaborations

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 153-170
  9. Conclusions

    • Sam Illingworth
    Pages 171-177
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 179-184

About this book

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.

Reviews

"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.






Keywords

  • Science Communication
  • Poetry
  • Science Dissemination
  • Public Engagement
  • Rhetoric

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

    Sam Illingworth

About the author


Dr. Sam Illingworth is an Associate Professor in Academic Practice at Edinburgh Napier University in the UK, where his research centres on using poetry to help develop dialogue between different audiences, and in particular to give voice to those which have been underserved or underheard by science. Sam is also an established poet and spoken word artist, and you can find out more about his research and his poetry via his website www.samillingworth.com.


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Buying options

eBook
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-96829-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)