Strong Anthropic Principle

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Questions and Answers

What inspired “Strong Anthropic Principle”?

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

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

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 “Strong Anthropic Principle” originally appeared in Past, Present, Future. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 138-139 (Autumn/Winter 1993): 88-88.

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