Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour

Alyssa Ney, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, and Teresa Pham-Carsillo

February 02, 2023
Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour
Alyssa Ney, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, and Teresa Pham-Carsillo
Show Notes

On the 2/1/23 edition of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour:

Dr. Andy’s first guest is UC Davis philosophy professor Alyssa Ney. Ney discusses a philosophical worldview informed by quantum entanglement, the subject of her book The World in the Wave Function: A Metaphysics for Quantum Physics and her upcoming Book Chat. Next, poet Susan Kelly-DeWitt shares the abecedarian title poem from her 2022 poetry collection Gatherer’s Alphabet and tells us about the Tule Review, including why and how to submit. Later, writer Teresa Pham-Carsillo talks Poetry Night, her submission process, and how her editorial role as a UC Davis student years ago informs her work today. She then shares a poignant poem. Dr. Andy rounds out the hour by reading “Agoraphobia” by poet Linda Pastan in honor of her recent passing.

Alyssa Ney is a Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy Graduate Advisor at the University of California, Davis, where she has taught since July 2015. She received her MA and PhD in Philosophy from Brown University, and her MS in Physics from UC Davis. She is Associate Editor at The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and past-President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science. Her research focuses primarily on fundamentality, the unity of science, and the interpretation of quantum theories.

Sacramento resident Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the inaugural poet in the California Poets Series with her book Gatherer’s Alphabet (February 2022). She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the author of Gravitational Tug (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2020), Spider Season (Cold River Press, 2016), The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), and a number of previous small press and online collections. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies, and in print and online journals at home and abroad. 

Teresa Pham-Carsillo is a Vietnamese American writer of poetry and fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Communications from UC Davis. Her published works have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Black Warrior Review. She was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship and was nominated by Salt Hill Journal for the 2021 Pushcart Prize in Fiction. She was a finalist for the 2022 BART Lines Short Story Contest, and her story Interior Life can be found in dispensers at BART stations throughout the Bay Area.

Alyssa Ney will discuss her 2022 book The World in the Wave Function: A Metaphysics for Quantum Physics at the Davis Humanities Institute Book Chats series on February 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, CA, 95616. 

Teresa Pham-Carsillo and Rooja Mohassessy will read at the Poetry Night Reading Series on February 2nd at the John Natsoulas Gallery.

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