Rhenium poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#75, Re) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Rhenium, Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#75, Re) (started 8/7/14, written 8/8/14, finished 8/9/14) Okay, so I’ve been researching these elements in the Periodic Table, and when I got to Rhenium (named for the Rhine river, by the way), I was kind of stumped. What comes to your head when you … Read more

Rhodium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Rhodium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#45, Rh) 10/15/13 When you say the word “menthol,” images probably crop up in your head of women holding a cigarette stick like she’s using her smoke as an orchestra wand, tracing the line of smoke like she’s conducting a symphony with her mint-tasting cancer … Read more