C.P. Snow recognized the “Two Cultures” chasm. Sometimes furious debate followed, but the camps seem as far apart today as in the 1950’s when he first proposed the notion. “As delivered in 1959, Snow’s Rede Lectures specifically condemned the British educational system, as having since the Victorian period over-rewarded the humanities . . . at the expense of scientific education” (Wikipedia).
Kurt Brown authored Verse and Universe. “Verse and Universe, a poetry collection edited by Kurt Brown (Milkwood, 1998), is a recent and worthwhile attempt at convergence, though the collection limits itself to work by American poets writing in the second half of the twentieth century. The selected works, overall, are useful, and the project is probably unique among poetry anthologies.”
Frederick Turner is a poet. From Wikipedia: “As a poet he uses the longer genres, the narrative, science fiction, and strict metrical forms. He is a winner of the Milan Fust Prize (shared with Zsuzsanna Ozsváth) and the Levinson Poetry Prize, awarded by Poetry Magazine (1983).” Snip from “On the Anthropic Principle” “If all was as it was at the beginning / Because its consequence must be its cause. . .”
Edward Barrett (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Media Studies/Writing, where his research, teaching, and publications focus on poetry and digital media. Snip: “The body with its CVS of free radicals and antioxidants, the body filled with homelessness and blood and crips, the four humors wearing puffy sleeves embroidered with stags chased by archers in waistcoats . . . “