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The Universe in Verse: Complete Show
The Universe in Verse: Complete Show

An evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, read by beloved artists, writers, and musicians.

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The Universe in Verse: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads “Planetarium,” Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Women in Astronomy
The Universe in Verse: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads “Planetarium,” Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Women in Astronomy

“I am bombarded yet I stand.”

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Adrienne Rich on the Political Power of Poetry and Its Role in the Immigrant Experience
Adrienne Rich on the Political Power of Poetry and Its Role in the Immigrant Experience

“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire.”

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Rosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her Life, the Source of Every Artist’s Power, and Her Beautiful Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Marie Curie
Rosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her Life, the Source of Every Artist’s Power, and Her Beautiful Reading of Adrienne Rich’s Tribute to Marie Curie

“All creative people feel that the source of their creativity comes from the same room as their deepest pain.”

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Adrienne Rich Reads “What Kind of Times Are These”
Adrienne Rich Reads “What Kind of Times Are These”

“In times like these to have you listen at all, it’s necessary to talk about trees.”

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Adrienne Rich on What a Rare Blue Bird Taught Her About the Nexus of Art, Science, and Politics in Human Life
Adrienne Rich on What a Rare Blue Bird Taught Her About the Nexus of Art, Science, and Politics in Human Life

In praise of the moments when “a piece of the universe is revealed as if for the first time.”

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