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Spelling the Hours: Poetry Celebrating the Forgotten Others of Science and Technology (Stone Bird Poetry, #1)

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"When I first envisioned Spelling the Hours, I imagined a crowd of poets first researching and then writing about forgotten figures of science and technology around the world. What happened instead was much more intimate: many, if not all the poets wrote about people with whom they were already deeply familiar." - From the Introduction
Paperback, 50 pages
Published July 23rd 2016 by Stone Bird Press
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Polenth Blake
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This poetry collection contains twelve poems about marginalised people in science and technology. Each poem also has notes about the scientists featured in the poem, to provide some context.

"noble, nobel" (na'amen) and "Augur Effect" (A.J. Odasso) are an interesting contrast, as they cover the same three women (Lise Meiter, Chien-Shiung Wu and Jocelyn Bell Burnell). The former poem is longer and considers the specific work of each involved. I liked the shifting rhythms as it goes from areas with
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Ceillie
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I needed this.
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Tsana Dolichva
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spelling the Hours edited by Rose Lemberg, subtitle Poetry Celebrating the Forgotten Others of Science and Technology, is not the kind of book I would usually go out of my way to pick up, mainly because I don't read very much poetry. I'd glad I did, though.

The idea behind Spelling the Hours was to highlight some of the overlooked figures in science and technology. In practice, this means that it was a collection of poems about people other than straight cis men in science and tech. A lot of the
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Lisa
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
A beautifully produced chapbook. I envy readers who will be reading these poems for the first time. I'd already read the first and last poems, and I contributed a long one in between, so my experience was not as immersive as a first-time reader's will be. That said, I was utterly transported by Mari Ness's "Madrepore," Mary Alexandra Agner's "Agnes Pockels Washes the Physics," and Sonya Taaffe's "Phliasian Investigations." I also enjoyed learning about Rózsa Péter, James Barry, and the "cover gi ...more
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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose is a Nebula Award nominee for their Birdverse novelette, "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds."
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