While we rely on our senses to tell us what the world is all about, sometimes they give us false information, says Lawrence Diggs, a poet, animator and composer from Roslyn.

Diggs will present animated poetry as a way to express basic ideas and science discoveries at Deep Talks: Deep Poets Society on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, 160 W. Main, Lead.

"I hope to begin a conversation that could challenge our perception of reality and serve as a launch pad to discuss the research being done at Sanford Lab,” Diggs said in a release.

As part of the event, Sanford Lab is inviting people to submit poems that express their love for deep science. “Our universe is full of wonder. Poetry is just another vehicle to help us understand our world and communicate about science to a larger audience,” said Constance Walter, communications director.

“I’m hoping we have lots of submissions.”

Participants are welcome to read their poems after Diggs’ presentation. Poems may be included in the lab’s Deep Thoughts newsletter. A maximum of three poems may be submitted.

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Send submissions to cwalter@sanfordlab.org, or bring them to the event.

Deep Talks begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The talk begins at 6 p.m. Free beer from Crow Peak Brewing Company in Spearfish is available for those 21 and older.

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