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How Christian Bök made a bacterium write poetry to him

Watch our animated explanation of how it works — and how it could outlive us all

The Canadian experimental writer has been working for 14 years to make living organisms read his poetry to him, and his dream has finally become a reality. 2:53

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Lise Hosein

Lise Hosein produces regional video content for CBC Arts. Before CBC Arts, she was an on-air arts reporter at JazzFM, an interview producer at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and a PhD candidate in visual culture. When she's not at her desk she's an instructor at OCADU and Sheridan College, is obsessed with Werner Herzog, and is terrified of bees.

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