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 flash fiction with Big Ag conspiracies and a paean to eating corn right off the stalk is published at Daily Science Fiction: "Kernels of Resistance".

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

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.