Mathematical Poetry at Bridges 2013

A reading in the afternoon
  Sunday, July 28
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Saxion University, Theater

The  Program


Representing a range of mathematical poetry from traditional to multimedia and from lyrical to visual, seven poets will read selections from their work.
More information about the featured poets may be found here: About the Coordinator and the Invited Poets.
Click on Gallery for photographs from the reading and on Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology for information about the poetry anthology.

Micharl Bartholomew-Biggs     Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

    reading from: 
Numerical Analysis Quasi-Haiku Sequence, Preventive Maintenance, So How Do You Design an Airplane?, Centres of Gravity 1934, Teaching Practice, and Digital Alarm 2000.    

Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya    Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya

    reading from: 
    Dreaming (almost  Heinrich Heine), Tetrahedron of Forking Paths, Squaring the Sphere, Loitering Around, Then I Went Down by a Footpath to the Beach, and Cerement of Snow Covers a Town.

Carl Dorf    Carol Dorf

    reading from:
Prescription 1:, On Definitions, Gravity, Euclidean Shivers, Lost Information, The Imagined Library Holds a Spot in Time and Space, Dear Ivar, Plotting Hours of Daylight, and Combinatorial Matrix.

Emily Grosholz    Emily Grosholz

    reading from:
Cafe on the Rue Gay-Lussac, Reflections on the Transfinite, Ithaca, Trying to Describe the Reals in Cambridge, In Praise of Fractals, Hourya, The Ratio of Green, The Tempest, and Proportions of the Heart.

Alice Major    Alice Major

    reading from:
Klein Bottle, For Mary Turning Sixty, Three-Body Problem, Zeno's Paradox, Love in Three Dimensions, and a selection from: The Set of All Gods.

Eveline PyeEveline Pye

    reading from:
    Numerical Landscape, Statistics, Why Can't Numbers be Beautiful Too?, Solving Problems, Love of Algebra, and Black Swan.

    Sarah Glaz  Sarah Glaz

      reading from:
      Late Afternoon at the Workshop on Commutative Rings, I am a Number, I am a Number (II), Calculus, Love Story, 13 January 2009, and The Enigmatic Number e.

                                           Late Additions and Open Microphone Reading

Moira_Chas         Moira Chas
         Department of Mathematics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

         reading her poem: "Unveiled Beauty"

Susan-de-Sola        Susan de Sola  
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
        reading her poems:
"Curse the Moon" and "Terms and Conditions: A Riddle"

Karl_Kattchee           Karl  Kattchee  
Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, USA

         reading the original German and the English translation of: "Different" by W. Kandinsky

Nancy Mattson         Nancy Mattson  
London, UK

         reading her poem: "Kitchen Perestroika" from Finns and Amazons (Arrowhead Press, 2012)

 Mike_Naylor     Mike Naylor
Norwegian Technology and Science University, Trondheim, Norway

      reading his poems: "Zero, One, Zero" and "Run, Hero, Run"

Curtis_Palmer        Curtis Palmer
Synergetic Design Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

       reading an excerpt from : "Universal Requirements for Dwelling Advantage" by R. B. Fuller 

Henry_Segerman        Henry Segerman
Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

        showing and commenting on his joint poem with Craig Kaplan: "Bunny, Bunny"