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

Tellurium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#52, Te) 7/13/13 When a couple is meant to be together (but at their core they’re nothing alike), you can see them come together almost violently, before their anger pushes them away from each other. Until they do it again, and again, and again. It’s … 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