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Science, The Body, and Poetry
21 Jan
21. January 2022
Cells Winter Speaker Series 2021-2022 (Literary Imagination in Science, Technology, and Society)

Science, The Body, and Poetry

Join us for the final event for CELLs’ winter speaker-series with poets Dr. Joey S. Kim (University of Toledo) and Kelli Stevens Kane for a reading and discussion about writing poetry depicting science, politics, and the body.

Bios: Joey S. Kim (she/her) is a scholar, creative writer, and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toledo. She researches global Anglophone literature with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century poetics and aesthetics. Her first book of poems, Body Facts, was released by Diode Editions in 2021. A literary critic as well as a poet, her forthcoming book, Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation (Edinburgh UP) highlights the racial and ethnic formation of the poetic subject in terms of Orientalist forms of cultural difference.

Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright, and oral historian. She’s the author of Hallelujah Science (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020). Kane is a Cave Canem Fellow, an August Wilson Center Fellow, and a recipient of Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants from The Pittsburgh Foundation. She's studied at VONA, Hurston/Wright, and Callaloo. Her work has appeared in North American Review, Little Patuxent Review, Under a Warm Green Linden, Painted Bride Quarterly, African Voices, and Split This Rock. Kane has read her poetry and oral history, and performed her one woman show, Big George, nationally.

These evening lectures are hosted online via Zoom in English. They are open to the public (registration required) and free of charge. Live captioning will be provided.

Series Moderators: Matthew Sample (CELLS) and Anna Nguyen (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)


  • Dr. Joey S. Kim (University of Toledo)
  • Kelli Stevens Kane


Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS)


21. January 2022
17:30 o'clock - 18:30 o'clock


Online via Zoom