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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

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

Cerium by Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#58, Ce) including the poem “Jumping from the Skyline to the Clouds” 8/6/13 Joining commuters driving toward the Chicago Loop, I watched majestic skyscrapers frame the skyline, as I

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Astatine poem by Janet Kuypers

Astatine Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#085, At) (with references to the poem “Fantastic Car Crash”, 7/3/98) Everything shatters with you, you know. I am left picking up the pieces after dealing with only fractional

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Arsenic poem by Janet Kuypers

Arsenic Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series Arsenic. Just the name sounds poisonous. I know it’s an element in the Periodic Table, but this odorless, tasteless demon can work its way into our water and eventually

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