poetry

Interpreting a poem and interpreting scientific data are both like putting together a puzzle.
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Science and poetry aren’t necessarily seen as complementary - and certainly not overlapping - pursuits. But Elisa New, Harvard University professor and host of Poetry in America, has been seeking out scientists to read and talk about poetry. And she says scientists and poets have more in common than is widely recognized.