The Universe in Verse finale: Amanda Palmer reads “The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman

Door: Maria Popova

Amanda Palmer reads an original poem by Neil Gaiman, written for “The Universe in Verse.” Poem text and further context here:

The Universe in Verse ( was an evening of poetry celebrating science and the scientists who have taken us to where we are today, and a kind of protest against the silencing of science and the defunding of the arts, with all proceeds donated to the Academy of American Poets and the Natural Resources Defense Council.