What Poetry Is Found in Mathematics? What Possibilities Exist for Its Translation?

Growney, JoAnne
September 2009
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2009, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the aspect of poetry in relation to mathematics. She inquires the existence of translating poetry from a mathematical point of view. She notes that a good mathematics including proof, theorem and symbolic is still a poetry. She cites several individuals and groups who use mathematics in poetry, such as the Danish poet Inger Christensen, French intellectuals who called their group OULIPO and Gregory K. Pincus.


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