The Marriage of Science and Poetry


Brain Pickings explores beloved science writer Oliver Sacks’s memoir On the Move: A Life, paying particularly close attention to the growth of his friendship with poet Thom Gunn, a friendship both beautiful and important for Sacks in his development as a writer.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →