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

Technetium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#43, Tc) 7/10/13 You’re named from the Greek word for “artificial”, because you were the first element man ever made… We wanted to discover, we wanted to find you out — we’d even create you if this was the only way. We can only find … Read more

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

Antimony Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#51, Sb) It’s actually quite unremarkable. It doesn’t seem to have much use. But Antimony seemed to cause a long and bitter war in the sixteen hundreds between France and Germany. Wars are started over land, religion, love, or money. But the element Antimony? Well, … Read more