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• Spectral Lines •

Poems about Scientists
by Various Authors

Spectral Lines:
Poems about Scientists


An anthology of poets writing about scientists.



At the intersection of science and poetry, strange things happen. There exists such a bizarre human experience and shared understanding, that we can’t help but admire and celebrate it. It’s transcendent—the crossover of discovery and beauty. The physical solid realism and the ethereal intangible ideas. The inexplicable, the long-desired solutions, the struggle that comes in between. Exploring this intersection with 69 poems by 62 poets, this anthology is nothing if not transcendent in its own right. Each poem is written about an individual scientist, the fundamentals and atmosphere of each scientist—something humanistic that breathes life into his being, into her work, into their experiment. From microbiologist parents to role-model mentors to LGBT kinship with ostracized queerness to the women who’ve been written out of discoveries to the underdogs overlooked for Nobels, the pieces are searching and full of light, passionate and full of awe.

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About Spectral Lines

• Poetry about Scientists
• Published by Alternating Current Press
• 5½” x 8½” Perfectbound Trade Paperback
• Cream Paper, 126 Pages
• Also forthcoming in Digital Format
• Print ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-08-5
• Print ISBN-10: 1-946580-08-2
• Digital ASIN: Forthcoming
• Digital eISBN: Forthcoming
• First Edition: February 26, 2019
• Cover Artwork by Kelsey Thompson
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Authors in Spectral Lines

• Kathy Ackerman
• Leah Angstman
• Tani Arness
• Harvey Aughton
• Carol Barrett
• Matilda Berke
• Leah Bishop
• Amanda Bloom
• Carl Boon
• James Broschart
• Brianna Bullen
• Mackenzie Bush
• Hannah Carr-Murphy
• Alan Catlin
• Robin Chapman
• Catharina Coenen
• Sanda Moore Coleman
• Heather Combe
• Jessica Conley
• Mikaela Curry
• Chase Dimock
• Caroline DuBois
• C. W. Emerson
• Jane Frank
• Corinna German
• Emryse Geye
• Megan Gieske
• Kathleen R. Gilbert
• Ellen Goldstein
• Robin Gow
• Peter J. Grieco
• Liz Hart
• Carrie Purcell Kahler
• Charles Kersey
• Robert Kibble
• Anna Leahy
• Michael H. Levin
• Bryanna Licciardi
• Colleen Maynard
• Kindra McDonald
• Ethan Milner
• Ilan Mochari
• Sarah Mooney
• Wilda Morris
• Linnea Nelson
• Monica Ong
• David Pring-Mill
• Neil Rhind
• Alyssa D. Ross
• Sara Sams
• Lorraine Schein
• Rogger Sippl
• Bruce Taylor
• Armin Tolentino
• Sherre Vernon
• Elosham Vog
• Tori Grant Welhouse
• Abbey Willman
• Christie Wilson
• Steve Wilson
• Kaylyn Wingo
• Amy Wright

2013 Luminaire Awards for Best Poetry and Best Prose

Best Poetry

1st Place: “No Sad Songs in the House of the Sun” by Shauna Osborn
2nd Place: “Influences of Light” by Charles P. Ries
3rd Place: “Another Birthday” by Sean Brendan-Brown
4th Place: “Waiting Tables in Reno” by Doug Draime
5th Place: “Low Tide” by Pete M. Wyer

Best Prose

1st Place: “Vandals” by Nathan Graziano
2nd Place: “Our Place” by Neil Serven
3rd Place: “Near to Him” by Charles P. Ries
4th Place: “An Inheritance” by Janette Schafer
5th Place: “Pea Soup” by Christina Elaine Collins







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