PalaeoPoems is a project that brings the world’s palaeontology poetry together in one place for the first time. We seek out poetry by real palaeontologists and share them with short biographies of the authors, natural history context, and original artwork.
Original artwork by volunteers accompanies each poem, to help bring them to life. Each guest artist creates a piece inspired by a poem, to further drive home the point that science and art are linked.
So much about palaeontology can be awe-inspiring. From the spectacular views of the places where we find fossils, to contemplating the life of a long-lost creature, to seeing a bizarre skeleton mounted in a museum, fossils have the power to move scientists and non-scientists to a sense of wonder.