Mendelevium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Mendelevium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#101, Md) “Once, there lived and existed a great learned man, with a beard almost as long as God’s.” Daniel Posen wrote that, about Demitri Mendeleev, a Russian scientist who created the Periodic Table as we know it. There’s even a sculpture outside the Bratislava, … Read more

Fermium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Fermium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#100, Fm) including the poem “Each Half is the Enemy” 8/10/13 When the bulldog ant of Australia is cut in half, the halves see each other as enemies. The head attempts to devour the tail. And the tail, in an effort to defend itself, battles … Read more