An Afternoon of Mathematical Poetry

Sunday, July 28
Time/Place: To be announced

Newton's binomial is as beautiful as Venus de Milo.
What happens is that few people notice it.

-Fernando Pessoa (as Álvaro de Campos)
translated from the Portuguese by Francisco Craveiro

Coordinated by Sarah Glaz, professor of mathematics at the University of Connecticut and poet, the poetry readings at Bridges feature poetry with strong links to mathematics and a wide range of poetic styles. The program starts with a number of invited poets reading selections from their work, followed by an open microphone period where Bridges participants are invited to read their own mathematical poems. Selected poems from the reading will appear in the Bridges Poetry Anthology. Poets are encouraged to share more of their art and scholarship by submitting articles for talks or workshops, visual poems to the gallery, or poetry with animated or musical elements for the short movie festival.

The Program

About the Coordinator and the Invited Poets

Information about the coordinator and the invited poets, including sample poetry, may be found at:

Call for Poems

Bridges participants are invited to read their mathematical poems in the second part of the reading. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Glaz at: Please, send one mathematical poem you wish to read in the body of the email (not as an attachment). Efforts will be made to accommodate every participant who wishes to read a poem.

Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology

More information will be posted here soon

Past Bridges Mathematical Poetry Readings