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I think this blog post is strange and unexpectedly wonderful, so I wanted to share it!

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When we hear signals beamed back from Mars rover Curiosity’s landing next week, it will be poetry to the ears of mission scientists. We decided to get in the mood by writing some Mars poems. 

This week our communications team is enjoying the company of Harry, our 16-year-old work experience guy. Harry wants to be a science writer, so he’s been in training by writing (and counting syllables in) haikus, limericks and tankas.

Here’s a selection of Harry’s planetary poetry. Let us know which one is your favourite, or send us a haiku of your own. Props to @girlcallederin, @crystalsinger and @yourtutor who have already sent us a Mars haiku on Twitter today. Go Curiosity!


Team Haiku

As I touch the Martian surface

I lookout across the monotonous landscape

“Curiosity has landed”

– – – –

Here we go, we have lifted off!

All systems are go, approaching destination

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Portland Oregon Poet/Writer, Brittney Corrigan’s “Navigation” releases April 16, 2012

Brittney Corrigan’s first full-length collection of poetry, “Navigation,” releases today.

About the Author

Brittney Corrigan was raised in Colorado and holds a degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and have been anthologized in several collections. She is currently at work on two poem series—one about parenting guilt and another about raising a child on the autism spectrum—as well as several illustrated children’s books. She is the poetry editor for the online literary journal Hyperlexia and lives in Portland with her husband and two children. Brittneycorrigan.com