Pi Day: Math + Poetry

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In celebration of Pi-Day, a panel of DC-area poets and mathematicians will share poetry with links to mathematics and present some fascinating details about the many and varied connections between the two fields. Organized by Silver Spring mathematician-poet JoAnne Growney, the panel will consider poems with mathematical content and/or mathematical structure and offer examples of ways in which mathematics and poetry are similarly beautiful, structured, and with multiple levels of meaning.

In addition to Growney (a retired math professor and poet who blogs about math and poetry at Intersections – Poetry with Mathematics), panel participants include:

  • Annie Finch (anniefinch.com) — Poet and Writer, author or editor of twenty books including Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2013) and Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Penguin/Random House, 2015)
  • Gregory Coxson — Poetry Fan, Research Engineer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, USNA
  • Rachel Levy — Poet, Deputy Executive Director, Mathematical Association of America

All who attend are invited to bring poems in Pilish and other math-linked poems to share during an open-reading period.

FREE and open to the public!

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