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

Sodium, Periodic Table poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Sodium from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series 8/31/12 It’s funny that something so common on this Earth, the 6th most abundant element, something so common that it’s usually found mixed with the ocean water… It’s funny that something so common on this Earth was actually used as currency, given to ancient Roman soldiers in … Read more