"Appleman illuminates his theme with empathy, understanding, wit, and humor that is often subtle or satirical and always enjoyable. Pozzati's illustrations, while often whimsical, are also realistic and memorable." —Reports of the National Center for Science Education, Sept./Oct. 2010
"The poems in Darwin's Ark were inspired by and grow naturally out of Darwin's work. Whether funny or serious, Appleman's poems are accessible and moving." —Voice of Reason, 2009, no. 1
"A beautiful marriage of word and image—and of intelligence and passion." —Ursula LeGuin
"A very important... work of art, incorporating a high degree of scientific intelligence with beauty and wit." —Kurt Vonnegut
"The importance of Darwin to our planet today makes these poems required reading. Philip Appleman's skill and intelligence make them a pleasure as well." —James Merrill
"Philip Appleman has captured the elusive themes of Darwin's worldview and translated them into items of beauty that also provoke thought." —Stephen Jay Gould, Parnassus
Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, author of seven volumes of poetry and three novels, including Apes and Angels, and editor of the Norton critical edition Darwin. He lives in East Hampton, New York.
Rudy Pozzatti is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington. His artwork is on display in prominent museum collections around the world. He has had frequent one-man shows and has won countless prizes, special print commissions, and awards for his work. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.