A Poetics of Contemporary Science Poetry: the Poems of Edwin Morgan, Robert Crawford and David Morley.
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This thesis aims to form a poetics of contemporary British science poetry based on the poems of Edwin Morgan, Robert Crawford and David Morley whose poems make original use of science and technology abundantly. Although a number of poets make science or technology as applied science an occasional interest in their poems, Morgan, Crawford and Morley are chosen due to their unique treatment of science and technology in their poems. Acknowledging the necessity for an integrated worldview and interdisciplinary interests in the present age, the poems of all three poets exemplify the co-existence of sciences and humanities. Despite their differences, for Morgan Crawford and Morley, the idea that the present age is technologically and scientifically charged remains central.Contemporary British science poetry developed as a result of postmodern currents.Promoting the idea of an integrated worldview, science poetry defends unity of knowledge and encourages co-existence of sciences - humanitie