**mathematical patterns to structure their lines and stanzas**or

**mathematical terminology in their conten**t -- but blogger Kaz Maslanka is a mathematical poet who does something different: his creations involve

**mathematical operations and symbols**as well as words. For example, the following visual poem -- involving symbols for "equals" and "divided by" -- comes from a recent posting (in his blog, "Mathematical Poetry") of what Maslanka calls

*an orthogonal space poem*.

"Winning" -- a visual poem by Kaz Maslanka in a form related to the formula for the area of a rectangle, A = lw or, alternatively, w = A/l. (Double-click on the image to enlarge it.) |

During

**July 29-August 1, 2015**, Kaz Maslanka and I both plan to participate

in the

**BRIDGES Math-and-the-Arts Conference**at the University of Baltimore --

sharing our poetry and enjoying the work of others.

Join us if you can; no registration fee is required for Friday "Family Day" events

which include a poetry reading.

The practice of placing words or phrases in a format often used for mathematical operations creates an opportunity to stretch to new meanings. Here is another visual poem from Maslanka'z blog -- this one credited to an anonymous author.

Thanks, Kaz, for sharing in your blog these and hundreds of other "mathematical" poems.

Thanks JoAnne.

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