Dissecting Prose and Squid With Biologist, Poet Katherine Larson

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Using her career as a molecular biologist as a starting point, Katherine Larson shapes her poems with descriptions of squid, suction cups and branchial hearts. She won last year’s Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was recognized as a poet of “genuine promise” with the Kate Tufts Discovery Award last month.

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Katherine Larson

Using her career as a molecular biologist as a starting point, Katherine Larson shapes her poems with descriptions of squid, suction cups and branchial hearts. She won last year’s Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was recognized as a poet of “genuine promise” with the Kate Tufts Discovery Award last month.

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