Science and Poetry projects Dan has worked on.
Biology meets balladry as leading scientists are paired with incredible spoken-word artists to collaborate on a new performance, celebrating the creative similarities between science and the performing arts. The result? A diverse display of rhyme, rhythm and reason. A project from Dr. Illingworth and Mr. Simpson.
Experimental Words has happened in Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Canterbury, and at Chicago Botanic Garden.
“the packed out audience will never again doubt the validity of the two pursuits being combined” - Manchester Mule
A collection of poems about climate change, written by poets from across the globe and offering their local perspective on a global issue. This collection represents the top 20 poems that were selected as part of a global competition to find poems about climate change. Some of the poems in this collection are sad, some of them are angry, some of them are even funny. But all of them are real. Real poems from real people about the very real topic of climate change.
Edited by Sam Illingworth and Dan Simpson. All profits from this book will be used to support the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Buy the book here.
Weatherfronts is a series of poems on the subject of climate change, commissioned by TippingPoint, Spread the Word, and Free Word. Climate change is already having a significant impact on the planet, and its effects will continue to grow. In these poems Dan reflects the substantial disruption and damage already occurring, in the structure and form of a moving text.
See the poems here: www.weatherfronts.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk.