Mary Alexandra Agner

I sing the body scientific write things. If you'd like to keep in touch about my work, please subscribe to my newsletter here.

My eulogy for Arecibo is published at Autumn Sky Poetry Daily: "The Universe Will Keep on Speaking".

A drabble about angry first-contact aliens is published in Issue 5 of Frozen Wavelets.

My article about chemistry and cuneiform clay tablets is published in the Winter 2020 issue of Humanities.


The -OLOGISTS is available from Dancing Girl Press.

The -OLOGISTS tells the stories of nine women scientists—slant, of course—brimming with mycology, entomology, and gastronomy, and soaring from the ocean floor to the surface of a comet.

If you'd like an autographed copy, send $10 to and please leave a mailing address in the note.

Disambiguation: the pantoum is a poetic form derived from Malay verse.