A cento is a literary work made from quotations from other works -- most often it is a poem, assembled from lines by other poets. Below I have created a cento from lines written by the poets who have been invited to participate in the July 30 Poetry Reading at the 2017 Bridges Math-Arts Conference in Waterloo, Ontario. A wonderful program is planned -- it's not too late to register and join us.
All is number, mysterious proportions
Like Egyptians burying gold with the dead
that divides and leaves no remainder
Two loving solar numbers wind about . . . hand in hand
That math could be starburst discovery
one surrounded by billions of its kind
They are the shape and cardinal of freedom.
Maybe mathematics is your sanctuary
Counting each and every step
the profundity of math
coming towards us changing everything
This link introduces the participating poets with brief bios and the link with each name below leads to the poem from which the line above was taken. Poet's names are listed in the order in which their lines appear.
Sarah Glaz, Carol Dorf, Kaz Maslanka, JoAnne Growney
Marco Lucchesi, Robin Chapman, Alice Major, Emily Grosholz,
Dan May, Mike Naylor, Marion Cohen, Eveline Pye.