Collaboration in Creating The Mathematical Poem

Carol Dorf
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 531–532 Workshop Papers


Mathematical poetry is the collaboration between two distinct ways of organizing knowledge, mathematics and poetry. While mathematics uses a primarily symbolic language to analyze the world, poetry uses the sound and echoing patterns of natural language. In this workshop participants will experiment with language and structures from both domains in order to compose new poems, as well as read poems that employ mathematical language and techniques.