“When I first envisioned Spelling the Hours, I imagined a crowd of poets first researching and then writing about forgotten figures of science and technology around the world. What happened instead was much more intimate: many, if not all the poets wrote about people with whom they were already deeply familiar.” – From the Introduction (via Goodreads)
I received an eARC of this anthology from Bogi Takács, an author in this anthology and the spouse of the editor, in exchange for an honest review.
It is an imperfect, personal, deeply felt little book. I hope it will inspire you in turn to read and write about these and other forgotten figures of science and technology.
I loved the poetry in the Spelling the Hours collection, and I loved what I learned from each poem. I didn’t know anything about any of the people included in this book of poems, and I hate that. I will be seeking out more information about every one of these people, and learning everything I can.
I highly recommend Spelling the Hours for fans of books like Hidden Figures and poetry. You’re gonna want this. Do yourself a favor and order a copy on Amazon.
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