Science in poetry

Science in poetry
By Ron Dudley a.k.a "Pookanu"

Supporting people living in precarious situations and developing cross-cutting ways of promoting science to the public.


“I came out of a supermarket in central Washington DC and a man in dark classes asked if I wanted to buy a street paper from him. The vendors of such papers are often homeless or surviving on minimal income. I asked the man if the paper was any good and he replied, “I wrote one of the poems.”
I bought the paper and read the poem called, the Tree of Life. I was so moved that I traveled the streets of Washington for 2 days to find the vendor again. When I found him, I asked the poet Mr Ron Dudley if he would write a book of science poetry for Fondation Ipsen. Mr Dudley’s perspective on science is unique, and it is a privilege for Fondation Ipsen to communicate this to you for the first time”

James A. Levine, MD, PhD, Professor

Fondation Ipsen, President


Pagination: 32 pages

Size: 210 x 148 mm

Binding: Paperback

Language: English

Publication: December 2019

Price: 5 USD

ISBN: 978-2-490660-13-1



Orphaned at a young age, Mr. Dudley (aka, Pookanu) is 45 years old. He has written all his life and has many published poems. Evicted from his Washington, D.C. home 5 years ago, he is the father of three children and his ambition is to have a key and a lease.


The book is available directly from the author on the streets of Washington, D.C. All of the sums collected are vested in him.