**Call for Submissions:**

The

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*will host a reading of poetry-with-mathematics on Friday, January 6, 5-7 PM in Boston’s Hynes Convention Center at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings. Reading organizers include JHM editors, Gizem Karaali and Mark Huber, and poetry-math blogger, JoAnne Growney. Although the reading is open to all, without pre-selected readers, we will prepare a written program of poets who submit their work by our

__December 1__deadline. Both mathematician-poets and others who use mathematics in their poems are invited to submit.

**Send (prior to December 1, 2011)**via e-mail, to Gizem Karaali up to 3 poems that involve mathematics (in content or structure, or both) -- no more than 3 pages -- and a 25 word bio. From these submissions, a written program of titles and bios will be prepared. We anticipate about 5 minutes available for each reader but a large (or small) number of submissions may temper this somewhat. When scheduled readers have completed their presentations, there will be an Open Reading -- and interested persons present (in Room 302 of Hynes Convention Center) will be invited to read.

**From 20 Years Ago**

In celebration of past poetry at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, I invite you to enjoy a poem by Florentin Smarandache.from "An Evening of Mathematical Poetry" at JMM in Baltimore on January 10, 1992.

**The Majestic Oak**

**Strong in Math**by Florentin Smarandache

Innocent, diaphanous

The Spring presents itself

As the exam . . .

Young carnations

Bashfully as pupils

And ivory butterflies

Students in biology

Strong in math

The majestic oak

Keeps it arms raised

The white bindweed

Gets its flower diploma

I have two. I'm trying to figure out how to make it to Boston.

ReplyDeleteI have many, being a Geometry teacher who writes about her students/classes a lot, but yes, Greeneville, TN is far too far from Boston.

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