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

Erbium Janet Kuypers (poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #68, Er) 6/27/14 On the east coast, shopping once with a gay friend of mine, we walked past a guard at the empty clothing store to browse for clothes. My friend held up a pink shirt, asked my opinion. I looked at it, then … Read more

G Block, bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicgo poet Janet Kuypers

G Block Janet Kuypers (from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #119-184) 8/31/14 While researching cold fusion to learn about my latest periodic table element, I see a sentence to a link for “Approaches to element 120 (Ubn, unbinilium)”, and I think, ‘oh no, this can’t be, the periodic table only goes to element 118,’ … Read more

‘Old Star, New elemental Tricks’, bonus “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Old Star, New elemental Tricks Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, with Arsenic (#033, As) and Selenium (#034, Se) 7/24/13 When the Big Bang first exploded, the only elements it could muster were hydrogen and helium and a smidgen of lithium and boron. Higher elements were only created after the … Read more

DNA and Carbon in Asteroids (oh my), bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

DNA and Carbon, in Asteroids (oh my) Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series 3/13/13 You know, us Carbon-based life forms always wonder where we came from, how we got here. And with science on our side, we’ve looked beyond guessing and story telling to find proof in our answers. And … Read more