Jonathan Vos Post - called "greatest nerd of all times"1, and creator of the Ultimate Science Fiction Poetry Guide - also writes science fictional poetry.
Two of the poems he has made available on his web site have biological themes:
- "The Twilight of Genetic Engineering" (1992), which is a bleak take on our possible genetically engineered future
- "Prologue from Dr. Norton Moise" (1987), which is about "the Adrenal gland and the evolution of human beings"
Read more poetry by Jonathan Vos Post
And check out his page on the Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide about Ecology and Biology
1. From Vos Post's LiveJournal profile:
Jonathan Vos Post is a part-time Professor of Mathematics, who has also taught Anthropology, Astronomy, Computer Science, Ecology, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and other subjects. He is also a professional Science Fiction author who has co-authored or co-edited with Ray Bradbury, Richard Feynman, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and many others, for his nearly 900 publications, presentations, and broadcasts. A failed actor, who has sold some plays; a failed musician, whose lyrics have made it to MTV; he has finally succeeded as a husband and father, and is thus a happy man, eager to share his delight in life. His primary concern is attempting to answer three little questions: (1) what is the universe, and how does it work?; (2) what is a human being?; and (3) what is the place of a human being in the universe?Tags:science fiction, poetry