Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wonder and Wilson

There's this great profile of E.O.Wilson, the famed scientist.  I actually don't know that much about him personally, so reading about what his workspace and childhood was interesting. 
I encountered Wilson in a biology class several years ago, and I was instantly smitten with his writing style.  Science is usually considered dry and boring, but I've always felt there was something wondrous about it.  Wilson's writing has always done a good job at capturing that wonder, which is the first thing I feel in love with.
Wilson has recently published fiction, and he's well-known for his nonfiction, but I am curious to see Wilson the poet.  His sense of wonder would be wonderful for poetry. 

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