Three of the women honored among Chicago's 39 are STEM-women: Hypatia (370-415, mathematics, philosophy, astronomy), Caroline Herschel (1750-1848, astronomy) and Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910, medicine). Poems I have posted herein that celebrate Hypatia include: "Shells" by Anne Harding Woodworth, "Scales Can't Calculate" by Joyce Nower, and "Hypatia" by Elizabeth Tollet. Honoring Caroline Herschel we have: "Letter from Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)" by Siv Cedering, "Planetarium" by Adrienne Rich, and "Caroline Talks Back to the Poets" and "The Taste of Mathematics: Caroline Herschel at 31" by Laura Long.
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|Place-setting for Hypatia at Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party"|