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A Quark for Mister Mark

ISBN
9780571205424
Published
02/10/2000
9780571205424
Format
Paperback
Price
£6.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

Quark,n. (Phys.) One of three hypothetical components of elementary particles [from: 'Three quarks for Muster Mark!' in Joyce's Finnegans Wake] - The Concise Oxford Dictionary.

In a wonderfully eclectic and lively selection of poems, this anthology counters the notion that science and poetry are magnetically opposed. The model of the two cultures has collapsed. Just as poets write about science and about recent scientific ideas, so too science has reached out to the language of poetry for its own intimations on the wilder shore of the here and the elsewhere. A Quark for Mister Mark includes poems, old and new, whose subject is science - its discoveries, its processes - but also poems which look at the world with an inherently scientific gaze, whether before Copernicus or after Einstein.

Quark,n. (Phys.) One of three hypothetical components of elementary particles [from: 'Three quarks for Muster Mark!' in Joyce's Finnegans Wake] - The Concise Oxford Dictionary.In a wonderfully eclectic and lively selection of poems, this anthology counters the notion that science and poetry are magnetically opposed. The model of the two cultures has collapsed. Just as poets write about science and about recent scientific ideas, so too science has reached out to the language of poetry for its own intimations on the wilder shore of the here and the elsewhere. A Quark for Mister Mark includes poems, old and new, whose subject is science - its discoveries, its processes - but also poems which look at the world with an inherently scientific gaze, whether before Copernicus or after Einstein.
  • Edited By: Maurice Riordan

    Maurice Riordan was born in Co. Cork. His first book, A Word from the Loki (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize, as was The Water Stealer (2013). Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in the Sunday Times and Irish Times. The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. His new collection, The Shoulder Tap, is forthcoming from Faber in 2021. He has taught at Imperial College and Goldsmiths College, and is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam. Riordan was Editor of The Poetry Review, 2013–17.