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Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1753-5190
  • E-ISSN: 1753-5204



‘The Nucleobases’ is a modular, acrostic poem, written according to a burdensome constraint, in which the molecular structure of the nucleotides in DNA determines not only the selected lexicons (which, in this case, consist only of nine-letter words), but also their arrangement in the line. Each poem maps out a molecule, while conveying a pastoral sentence about the bees (doing so in honour of Virgil, the first of all poets to have a line of poetry enciphered into the genome of an organism...).


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