*The Mathematical Intelligencer*(publisher of the poem by Gizem Karaali given below) and the

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*(an online, open-access journal edited by Mark Huber and Gizem Karaali) are periodicals that include math-related poetry in each issue. For example, in the most recent issue of JHM, we have these titles:

**Articles**:

Joining the mathematician's delirium to the poet's logic'': Mathematical Literature and Literary Mathematics by Rita Capezzi and Christine Kinsey

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways for Syllabic Variation in Certain Poetic Forms by Mike Pinter

**Poems:**

Computational Compulsions by Martin Cohen

Jeffery's Equation by Sandra J. Stein

The Math of Achilles by Geoffrey A. Landis

And here, from Gizem Karaali, is a poetic view of the process of mathematical discovery: the blank white page, the muddy flow of thoughts, the clarity that eventually (sometimes) blooms:

**The Colors of Math**by Gizem Karaali

White in the beginning --

color of the empty page

foreign symbols

scribbled frantic illegible

ants scurrying about on snow

I Blue blaring screen a blinking cursor . . .

A mild early spring breeze --

inspiration

and

a cold

sniffling red nose

blood on your manuscript

red like anger red like hate

---Would you like some carrot cake?

damn coffee!

burn your fingers stain your notepad

it HAS to get muddy and brown before it blooms

From

*Math. Intelligencer*35 (1) (2013), p 4.
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