Elizabeth Hazen Reads “Maxwell’s Demon”
Hazen has a way of uncovering universal feelings that resonate, even if we haven’t experienced her particular grief or confusion. Gabriella Souza
“By dint of his prodigious intelligence and dexterity, the goblin could cause things to happen that are never seen to occur in nature, things that seemed able to violate the second law of thermodynamics.” — Hans Christian von Baeyer. This is the epigraph which opens Elizabeth Hazen’s wonderful poem, Maxwell’s Demon. You can read more on the genesis of the poem and on finding poetic inspiration within the sciences in her essay Waiting for Maxwell’s Demon.