This is a concrete, or visual, found poem about the scientific activity of observing krill in the deep sea. I discovered this concrete found poem in prose that Nicol (2019, p. 200) quoted from Ommanney (1938).

  • Nicol, S 2019 ‘Oceans of krill’, in B Nogrady (ed) The best Australian science writing 2019, Sydney: NewSouth Publishing.
  • Ommanney, FD 1938 South latitude, London: Longmans, Green & Co.

Author/Artist Bio

Michael J Leach is a poet, statistician and researcher who enjoys combining science with art. He works at Bendigo Health and undertakes research through Monash University. Michael’s poems have appeared in scientific journals, including the Medical Journal of Australia and The Mathematical Intelligencer, as well as literary journals, including Cordite Poetry Review and Meniscus Literary Journal. His concrete poem ‘The Plight of the Adélie Penguin’ is part of the inaugural Antarctic Poetry Exhibition in Antarctica and New Zealand. He lives in his hometown of Bendigo, Australia.

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