Finishing Line Press, 2013
$14.00 | 36 pages
Purchase on the FLP website
Periodicity is a short collection of poems that explores the stories of women whose lives were intimately entwined with science, math, medicine, and technology. From Marie Curie and her two daughters to Rosalind Franklin, Rachel Carson, Sally Ride, Barbara McClintock, and the Manhattan Project physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, the volume excavates the voices and stories of a group of talented and passionate women to whom history has traditionally been deeply unkind.
Praise for Periodicity
“To the landscape of contemporary poetry, [Law] brings a striking and intelligent sensibility, and a lovely, lucid voice.”
—Luisa A. Igloria, author of Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (winner of the 2014 May Swenson Prize) and professor of creative writing and English at Old Dominion University
“Law provides a critical poetic intervention of women and science past and present. As storyteller, meditator, and muse, Law convenes not only anthems of love, but a chorus of and for women often disavowed in science stories. As a feminist science song, ‘luminously’ Periodicity unravels us.”
—Margaret Rhee, Institute of American Cultures Visiting Researcher in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the Kelsay Street Blog
For all press and media inquiries, please email the author at iris [at] irisalaw [dot] com.