Sara Talpos is a science writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has written about the public health effects of war, the neurophysiology of compassion, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Sara has an MFA in creative writing (poetry) and she is interested in the connections between science and literature. Her lyric essay ‘Lab Notebook: Identifying unknowns’ was published in the Kenyon Review’s special issue on science writing in September 2016.
Sara ’s stories
Work published elsewhere
I feel your pain
Can we train ourselves to be more compassionate?
Seeking common ground
To treat individuals from Amish and Mennonite communities, one hospital navigates the competing demands of evidence-based medicine and culturally sensitive care
A poem about Charles Darwin, plastics in the ocean, and a boy’s yellow balloon