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Paper: “Orion, I Don't Love You”: The Astronomical Legacy of Carl Sandburg
Volume: 468, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V
Page: 169
Authors: Ricca, B.
Abstract: Can poetry provide an accurate means of representing the scientific universe? This paper looks at the astronomical poetry of Carl Sandburg and how the poet employs a scientific framework to deepen his work. Sandburg's method is then compared to a class project of middle school students who use his poetry (and their own) to learn and understand astronomical facts.
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