Photography by: Vanessa Leroy

The Poetry of Science

The Poetry of Science is a multimodal project from co-creators Joshua Sariñana, PhD and Linsey Jayne, MFA. Using a grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, they brought together artists, poets, and people of color in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The focus of the project was to normalize people of color in these spaces, explore their experiences, and to inspire the next generation of people of color in STEM.

The scientists had a number of one-on-one conversations with the poets about their journey to and through STEM, including their motivations and what they hoped the future would bring. Following these conversations, the poets wrote a poem for each individual and these images were paired with portraits taken by photographer and MassArt alum Vanessa Leroy.

The Poetry of Science in the news:

What Does Neuroscience-Inspired Art Look and Feel Like?, MIT News

3 Questions: Sheena Vasquez and Christian Loyo on communicating science through poetry, MIT News

The poetry of physics, MIT News

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