‘These important, powerful poems are constantly illuminating and celebratory … Meditative, thoughtful and profound, they seek, like all good poetry, and science, to “bask in the pleasure of finding out what [we are] and living with it”’. – Neil Rollinson
Diana Syder was educated as a scientist. Her skill as a poet allows her to use the vocabulary of science as metaphor, interpretation or description to deal with the world around her with tenderness, humour, even awe.
She works with William Neil, an imaginative US composer, on pieces involving text and music, which are internationally performed.
In 1998 she collected a Public Awareness of Science Award from the Institute of Physics.