Anthropic Principle Revisited

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What inspired “Anthropic Principle Revisited”?

The Anthropic Principle a series of five poems was conceived after reading ‘The Gaia Hypothesis’ by James Lovelock. The Anthropic Principle Revisited is the fifth poem in the series.

What poetic techniques did you use in “Anthropic Principle Revisited”?

I employed an extended metaphor to tie the series together (and because it was fun) Also slant rhyme, alliteration and an incredible amount of editing to keep it tight.

This poem “Anthropic Principle Revisited” originally appeared in Past, Present, Future. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 138-139 (Autumn/Winter 1993): 90-90.

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