Bronwyn Lovell

National Science Week: The Physicist and the Poet

Posted by on Jul 27 2014, in

The Physicist and the Poet

Physics meets Poetry in a Perth City Library special event for National Science Week! Join award-winning poet Bronwyn Lovell for a reading from her upcoming verse novel “Migration” — based on Mars One’s mission to colonise Mars in 2025. Following the reading, Bronwyn will be joined by Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards for a Q&A session covering poetry, physics and the challenges of life, love and death in space.


Bronwyn Lovell is a Melbourne-based writer. Her poetry has been published in the Australian Poetry Journal, Australian Love PoemsAntipodesCordite Poetry Review and the Global Poetry Anthology. Bronwyn has won the Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize and been shortlisted for the Newcastle, Bridport and Montreal prizes.


Josh Richards is a Perth-based physicist, comedian & science communicator. He is currently one of 705 astronaut candidates shortlisted globally (from over 200,000 applicants) for the Mars One project — an international one-way mission to colonise the planet Mars in 2025. Josh regularly runs Science events and speaks at schools about space exploration. He is currently writing his first non-fiction book “Becoming Martian”.