When people describe areas of science, technology or medicine as natural or unnatural, often they are making claims about it being good or bad, or right or wrong. Complex ideas often underlie uses of these terms. The Council wanted to gain insight from poets to explore these ideas, and to use poetry to encourage a wider audience to engage in the debate.
The Council collaborated with Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry, to commission a poet and run a poetry competition exploring ideas about naturalness in bioethics debates.
Kayo Chingonyi – commissioned poet
Find out more about Kayo and read his poems exploring the theme of naturalness.
(un)natural – poetry competition
We are delighted to announce the winner and two runners-up of our poetry competition.
About Apples and Snakes
Apples and Snakes stretches the boundaries of poetry in education and performance, by inspiring participation and giving voice to a diverse range of spoken word artists and performance poets. They are England’s leading organisation for spoken word, established in 1982, with a national reputation for producing exciting, engaging and transformative work in performance and participation.