A Poet Looks at Science
By Alice Major
Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences of the past half-century — from physical to cognitive to evolutionary — to shed light on why and how human beings create poems, challenging some of the mantras of postmodern thought in the process. Part memoir, part ars poetica, part wonder-journey, Intersecting Sets is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam.
About the Author
Alice Major emigrated from Scotland at the age of eight, and grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a weekly newspaper reporter. She served as the City of Edmonton's first poet laureate from 2005–2007. A widely-published author, she has won many distinctions. Her most recent book, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science, received the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for non-fiction as well as a National Magazine Award gold medal. Her website is www.alicemajor.com.
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Aug 2018 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
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Jun 2016 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
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Dec 2019 - University of Washington Press
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Oct 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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