Kim Vaeth joined MIT in 2005; she teaches for Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Communication and has taught poetry and fiction courses in Literature. She is the author of a book of poems, Her Yes. Her commissioned poetic texts for voice and orchestra, in collaboration with composer Richard Danielpour, include Elegies, which premiered at Carnegie Hall and was recorded by the London Philharmonic, and American Requiem, which was performed by the Pacific Symphony and recorded by Reference Records.
She has taught writing at Goddard, Simmons, Emerson, Bentley, Boston University, and Hofstra -- and for field investigators at the EPA.
She was one of the original "Explainers" at the San Francisco Exploratorium – Frank Oppenheimer's interactive science museum. While living in Stockholm, she wrote articles for a book about Nobel Prize winners in science.
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