Friday, March 31, 2017

Math and poetry in film

     One of my delights in the last year has been viewing films about poets and mathematicians.   First, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" -- about the mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) and, more recently "Neruda" about the Chilean politician  and poet, Pablo Neruda. And also, the film "Paterson" -- about a bus-driver poet named Paterson in the city of Paterson, NJ -- a city well-known for its earlier poet, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) who immortalized his hometown in his very long poem, "Paterson."
Here is a link to my earlier posting of a poem by Jonathan Holden, "Ramanaujan."
     I have included elsewhere in this blog several poems by Pablo Neruda 
and offer links here:  "28325674549,"  from "The Heights of Macchu Pichu," 
and a two-line poem, "Point."
     The author of the poetry in the film "Paterson" is Ron Padgett -- 
and here are links to my previous postings of two of his poems: 
     At the website one may find 38 poems by William Carlos Williams and 11 poems by Pablo Neruda.  At one may find find 27 poems by Pablo Neruda and 120 poems by William Carlos Williams and 15 poems by Ron Padgett.

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