"… provides fresh perspectives on, and a thorough engagement with, the wider scientific and literary culture of the era … it is likely to become a standard point of departure for those studying the poetry of that most remarkable and multifaceted of Victorian natural philosophers, James Clerk Maxwell."
London Mathematical Society Newsletter
"… does for verse what Beer's Darwin Plots (1983) did for the novel, and reveals, often compellingly, how poetry and poetics were crucial components of the working practices and intellectual activities of many of the most influential men of science in the second half of the nineteenth century … a stimulating and fascinating book."
Gowan Dawson, Journal of Victorian Culture
"Daniel Brown's highly original and stimulating new book shows us that poetry mattered to Victorian scientists … Brown's scholarship is intense and impressive."
John Holmes, University of Reading
"The book argues persuasively for the importance of poetry to a number of Victorian scientific figures … The Poetry of Victorian Scientists does valuable work in mapping and contextualizing the various poetic writings of these figures, and it represents a major contribution to scholarship on poetry by 19th-century scientists."
Gregory Tate, The Review of English Studies