Brain Slivers: Poems by Nelson Sartoris by Nelson Sartoris
A collection of poetry that serves as a personal milestone for a fledgling poet inspired by many muses.
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About the Author
Nelson Sartoris has spent most of his life in a world seemingly far removed from poetry. After attending undergraduate school at a small liberal arts college in Illinois, he earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Northwestern University. For 37 years he was a Professor of Chemistry at Wittenberg University in Ohio, where he was the Chair of the Chemistry Department for nearly a decade. In 1997, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. Upon retiring in 2005 and moving to Asheville, NC, he began a new career as a professional student. Over the past ten years he has taken over 100 courses at the College for Seniors at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Carolina Asheville. It was there, just recently, that he began to write poetry. Perhaps his two realms of organic chemistry and poetry are not as disparate as they might seem at first glance. To quote Ernest Borek, "It is written somewhere that science is the poetry of the intellect. Organic chemistry contains some of the noblest, yet least appreciated, passages in the collected volumes of the poetry of the human mind."
He and his wife, Mary Lou, have two grown professional children, Kathleen and David.