Thursday, October 31, 2019

Math-Poetry at JMM in Denver --January 2020

Deadline, November 12 -- Math-Poetry Contest for Colorado students
More details here in this blog-posting and 
here at the American Mathematical Society website.
Winners will read at the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM)
on January 18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Deadline November 15:  details below about how to sign up to participate 
in a JMM poetry reading on the evening of January 17 -- 
also at the Denver Convention Center.

    Continuing a math-meetings tradition, math poets will gather at JMM for an MAA Special Presentation: An Evening of Poetry -- this upcoming program will be on Friday, January 17,  7–8:30 pm, in Room 503 of the Colorado Convention Center.  In 2020, we want especially to feature poetry with a focus on how math can help unify us and improve our world.  
     All interested in mathematical poetry/art are welcome – 
come to share your poetry or simply enjoy the evening's offerings!  
This event is organized by Gizem Karaali, Pomona College, Lawrence M. Lesser, The University of Texas at El Paso, and Douglas Norton, Villanova University.  Although the organizers do not discourage last-minute decisions to participate, they strongly encourage poets to submit poetry (no more than 3 poems, no longer than 5 minutes) and a 30-word bio in advance so that those selected can be listed in our printed program.send inquiries and submissions -- by November 15, 2019 -- to Gizem Karaali  (gizem.karaali-(at)-pomona-dot-edu).

I close this posting with an attempt of mine at pertinent poetic words --  with my syllable-counts shaped by the Fibonacci numbers:

       two, three,
       four, five, six --
       numbers can tell us
       ways to rescue our planet from
       pollution and destruction IF we pause to listen.

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