Protactinium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, (#91, Pa) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Protactinium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#91, Pa) 7/1/14 Wanted to talk about P A, element ninety one, but gotta keep this brief, because the first people who discovered an isotope of element ninety one found it had had an insanely short half life, so they wanted to name it “brevium”. … Read more

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

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

Roentgenium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#111, Rg) 7/2/13 Being in just the right place at just the right time is what getting what you want is all about. # Thirteen nuclear researchers bombarded Bismuth two oh nine with Nickel sixty four ions to make the Nickel penetrate the Bismuth nucleus, … Read more

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

Polonium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#084, Po) including the poem “Eyes are Blurred to the Battlefield” 8/11/13 On the Indonesian island Jawa large turtle skeletons litter the plains, because after the turtles came in from the ocean to lay their eggs, swarms of wild dogs there got together and pounced. … Read more