Two great poems composed over 200 years apart examine the relationship between reason and imagination.
On the Lives of Trees
An ornithologist reflects on Emily Dickinson’s “You'll know her by her foot.”
A reflection on Marianne Moore’s “The Fish.”
A microbial ecologist reflects on Sylvia Plath’s “Mushrooms.”
The evolutionary biologist reads Robert Frost.
A science historian and English professor discuss how physics and poetry mix.
The former vice president reads the transcendentalist poet—and reminds us of one.
A Harvard medical student describes how he is learning to both treat and heal.
Rafael Campo on finding the humanity in medicine and science.