The Flagstaff Festival of Science 2020 is hosting a series of virtual discussions, including Julie Swarstad Johnson and Christopher Cokinos, editors of Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight.
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Go to the festival website here, scroll down to the event and press go to enter the live presentation, which includes a Q&A.
About the event:
A trailblazing anthology of poetry that spans from the dawn of the space age to the imagined futures of the universe. In this presentation the book’s co-editors, Christopher Cokinos and Julie Swarstad Johnson, will discuss the project and the unique contributions that poetry can make to our understanding of science. The poems collected in Beyond Earth’s Edge offer a fascinating record of both national mindsets and private perspectives as poets grapple with the promise and peril of U.S. space exploration across six decades and into the present. Beyond Earth’s Edge demonstrates that looking to worlds beyond can help us to better appreciate the complexity, fragility, and value of life here on Earth.