Not Your Usual Science Fare – Beloved Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Waxes Poetic on Poets Cafe For Poetry Month! Wednesday, April 11th at 8:30 PM PST, 90.7 FM

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, is the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, host of Nova Science Now, a best-selling author and known for his eloquent and accessible explanations of the mysteries of space. KPFK’s Poets Café welcomes Tyson this Wednesday, April 11th at 8:30 p.m. PST as an honorary bard of the cosmos in celebration of Poetry Month!

"Neil Tyson is the intergalactic space poet laureate of our time," said Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation CEO. Host Lois P. Jones first discovered Neil deGrasse Tyson during his youtube interview at the Montclair Kimberly Academy. “I’d never heard anyone speak of the cosmos with so much passion and in such a poetic light. When Stephen Colbert teased Dr. Tyson about writing his own sonnets, Dr. Tyson playfully deflected the question, but I knew he was a poet in the broadest definition and would make a great guest for our show. I have since followed his trajectory of science programs and lectures on youtube and have purchased several books. The most recent collection, “Space Chronicles” (Norton, 2012) will be featured in part two of our interview. Both segments include Dr. Tyson reading his own poetry, or rhymes as he prefers to call them!”    

This is a rare look at another side of Neil deGrasse Tyson as he shares insights into the relationship between science and poetry, his passion for pens and the written word, the larger view of what artists give the world and why rhyme and science make good partners.

Join Poets Café’s Facebook page for further information on this and future shows with Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you miss the show you can catch it in the archives in the coming weeks.

Produced by Marlena Bond

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