15 January 2021

Introducing #RhymeYourResearch

Posted by Shane Hanlon

By Shane M Hanlon

Last year we launched two art-centric series here on The Plainspoken Scientist: #DrawnToGeoscience where scientists who create science-inspired static art (e.g. illustrations, cartoons, needlework, etc.) can showcase their work, as well as AGURocks, where folks who create science-inspired songs can host their music. The goal of each series is not only to allow folks to show off their skills but also to talk about their creative process. We want to lower the barrier to entry for those who might be interested in creating science-inspired art (sciart) but don’t know where to start. 

As we recognize that there are many different types of sciart beyond these two areas, we are introducing a new series: #RhymeYourResearch. Inspired by our yearly workshop at our annual meeting, and a close working relationship with the folks over at Consilience, an online poetry journal exploring the spaces where the sciences and the arts meet, we want to feature folks who create science poems. Similar to our other sciart series, we also want to hear about the creative process. How did you get into science poetry? What motivated you to write a poem? What advice do you have for others? 

Please considering submitting your post using this form (select Rhyme Your Research) and we look forward to showcasing your work!

“In Praise of Mollusks” by Olivia V. Ambrogio.

Shane M Hanlon is Program Manager of AGU’s Sharing Science program. Find him on TwitterInstagram, and TikTok.