The Art of Stars

“What the history books neglect / is that the first astronomers / were women gazing up at depths / and wishing for a different planet.” In this video for the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, Maya C. Popa reads her poem “The Art of Stars,” which she dedicates to Maria Mitchell, the first U.S. female astronomer. Popa’s collection Wound Is the Origin of Wonder (Norton, 2022) is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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  • October 13, 2022