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In a short time since the 1981 publication of her first book, The Expectations of Light, Rogers's name has become practically synonymous with poetry that gracefully appreciates the modern scientific view. For instance, in a 1994 review discussing a book in which "God's Grandeur" appeared, Publishers Weekly noted that her poems "strongarm us with poetic gymnastics, blending scientific theory with luscious poetic rhythms." More recently, Rose Marie Berger, an assistant editor at Sojourners, noted in a 2001 review that over the course of six poetry collections "Rogers builds a word-bridge between the highly specialized scientific mind and the human heart." Berger draws attention to the fact that "In the world of literary academia, Rogers is known for her vast knowledge of natural science and physics."

Rogers's reputation for combining science with poetry is not just limited to the relatively small world of academic writing. Pamela Miller, writin in the "Entertainment" section...

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