Entanglements: Rae Armantrout and the Poetry of Physics

Rae Armantrout, Professor Emerita, UC San Diego


Date: 2017-04-13
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

Guest Speaker: Poet Rae Armantrout; Brian Keating, Astrophysics; Brandon Som (Creative Writing);
and Amelia Glaser (Literature), all from UC San Diego

Host: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination


This evening with poet Rae Armantrout, UC San Diego professor emerita, marks the publication of "Entanglements", a book of her science-minded poetry.

One of the favorite subjects of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout (Professor Emerita, UCSD) is physics--from the big ideas of cosmology to the infinitesimally small wonders of the quantum world. To celebrate the publication of Entanglements, a chapbook selection of her science-minded poems, Brian Keating (Astrophysics, UCSD) and the Clarke Center are hosting an evening with Rae Armantrout, who will read selections and discuss the creative process behind her work. Keating, along with Brandon Som (Creative Writing, UCSD) and Amelia Glaser (Literature, UCSD), will join her in a conversation about how these poems mix the personal with the scientific and speculative, the process of interdisciplinary creativity, and what her poetic engagement with physics can teach those working in the physical sciences.


Admission free and open to the public.

Parking: Please buy a permit first at Hopkins Parking Structure. Directions: to Atkinson Hall | to Hopkins Parking Structure
Questions? Contact us at info@imagination.ucsd.edu or 858.534.6875