My poem "Fermilab" (published under my then-married name) had appeared in the Nov./Dec. 1981 issue of Star*Line
, journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association
. I post it now in connection with Devin Powell's article "Last Words"
in the Sept. 24, 2011 Science News
and Prof. Mark Lancaster's article "Tevatron collider falls silent today after 26 years of smash hits"
in the Sept. 30, 2011 Guardian
The Tevatron, the atom-smasher at Fermilab, closed today. It has been superseded by the Large Hadron Collider
at CERN, near Geneva.
My visit to Fermilab in 1980 had inspired the poem. Karen Jollie provided the illustration. Elissa Malcohn's Deviations and Other JourneysPromote Your Page Too Vol. 1, Deviations: Covenant (2nd Ed.), Vol. 2, Deviations: Appetite, Vol. 3, Deviations: Destiny, Vol. 4, Deviations: Bloodlines, Vol. 5, Deviations: TelZodo, Vol. 6 and conclusion: Deviations: Second Covenant.Free downloads at the Deviations website (click here for alternate link), Smashwords, and Manybooks. Proud participant, Operation E-Book Drop (provides free e-books to personnel serving overseas. Logo from the imagination and graphic artistry of K.A. M'Lady & P.M. Dittman); Books For Soldiers (ships books and more to deployed military members of the U.S. armed forces); and Shadow Forest Authors (a fellowship of authors and supporters for charity, with a focus on literacy). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.