My first posting in this blog was nearly eight years ago (on March 23, 2010). If, at the time, I had anticipated its duration, I should have made a plan for organizing the posts. But my ambitions were small. During the time I was teaching mathematics at Bloomsburg University, I gathered poetry (and various historical materials) for assigned readings to enrich the students' course experiences. After my retirement, I had time to want to share these materials -- others were doing well at making historical material accessible to students but I thought poetry linked to mathematics needed to be shared more. And so, with my posting of a poem I had written long ago celebrating the mathematical life of Emmy Noether, this blog began. Particular topics featured often in postings include -- verse that celebrate women, verses that speak out against discrimination, verses that worry about climate change.You're invited to:
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And here is a link to a poem by Brian McCabe that celebrates math-woman Sophie Germain.
This link reaches a poem by Joan Cannon that laments her math-anxiety.
This poem expresses some of my own divided feelings.