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The Universe in Verse 2017: Full Show
The Universe in Verse 2017: Full 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: Pulitzer-Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Reads from “Life on Mars”
The Universe in Verse: Pulitzer-Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Reads from “Life on Mars”

An ode to the human zest for “bowing before the oracle-eye, hungry for what it would find.”

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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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The Venus Hottentot: Elizabeth Alexander Reads Her Stirring Poem About the Roots of Racism and the Misuses of Science
The Venus Hottentot: Elizabeth Alexander Reads Her Stirring Poem About the Roots of Racism and the Misuses of Science

“Elegant facts await me.”

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We Are Listening: Diane Ackerman’s Ode to the Search for Life Beyond Earth and Our Longing for Cosmic Companionship
We Are Listening: Diane Ackerman’s Ode to the Search for Life Beyond Earth and Our Longing for Cosmic Companionship

A lyrical love letter to “the small bipeds with the giant dreams.”

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Sarah Jones Performs an Astonishing Chorus-of-Humanity Tribute to Jane Goodall
Sarah Jones Performs an Astonishing Chorus-of-Humanity Tribute to Jane Goodall

“What makes us human makes us fellow creatures, creeping things, fauna of a fragile terrestrial biosphere, neither more nor less. All lives are consequential.”

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