Princeton’s Dean of the Faculty, David Dobkin, will join in a discussion this evening at Labyrinth Books on the intersection between poetry, mysticism, and science. Joining the conversation will be Scott McVay, founding director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the poet J.C. Todd and the cultural philosopher William Irwin Thompson. Thompson will read from his new book Still Travels: Three Long Poems (Wild River Books, 2009).

By the way, last month Princeton Engineering’s Philip Holmes gave a reading at the Princeton Public Library along with fellow poets Paul Muldoon and Evie Shockley. Holmes has published four collections of poetry, including The Green Road (a Poetry Book Society recommendation).