Math in Poetry: Half of a Course

Marion Deutsche Cohen
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 73–78 Regular papers


At Arcadia University in Glenside PA I developed and teach a course called "Truth and Beauty: Mathematics in Literature". In the course we study literature, fiction and poetry, that was inspired by or is connected to mathematics. Since I'm reading poetry at the poetry session of this conference, I thought I'd focus this paper on the "poetry half" of the course — in particular, what the students contributed, in their homework assignments, their participation in class conversations, and their own poems.