“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 Tak√°cs, 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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