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DSU adjunct professor writes book of poetry

Dec 30, 2018

Delaware State University adjunct professor Caroline Simpson has written a book of poetry relating the mating habits of exotic animals with those of humans.

Caroline Simpson’s new book is called Choose Your Own Adventure and Other Poems.

She describes how she came up with the idea for the book.

“In December 2016 my mom and I took a trip to the Galapagos Islands. My mom is a research biologist and this was one of her bucket list trips. What’s unique about the Galapagos Islands is that the animals have evolved into very unique species on each Island,” said Simpson

Simpson says while she was there with her mom, their tour guide was keen on teaching them about the mating rituals of all the animals.


”And so while we were there, our particular tour guide was very keen on teaching us about the mating rituals of these animals. So, as we’re learning about the sex lives and romance and patterns of commitment and gender roles of all these creatures, I couldn’t help but relate it to some of the partnership patterns I’ve seen in humans,” Simpson said.


Simpson went on to say that the poems contain a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor.

Choose Your Own Adventure and Other Poems can be purchased on at the full retail price or for a discounted price from the author - Caroline Simpson - at

You can read more about the book and learn more about Simpson here.




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