“To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts poetry and mitochondria under the microscope.

Broad Street Magazine
10 min readFeb 18, 2019

By Sara Talpos

One summer, after ten years of writing poetry and teaching composition classes, I enrolled in a microbiology class at our local community college. I felt hesitant and out of place in the lab.

Broad Street Magazine

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