An important leader in the community of writers who link mathematics and poetry is Sarah Glaz --
a scholar who is not only a mathematician and poet but also an
organizer, participant, publicist, and recorder for numerous math-poetry
events. Glaz is an emeritus professor of mathematics at the University
of Connecticut and her UConn webpage is a vast source of mathematical and poetry treasures.
I first came to know Sarah well as we worked together on an important project -- gathering poems for the anthology Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics (A K Peters / CRC Press, 2008). A preview of this collection is available here.
Here, from that collection, is one of my favorites -- a thoughtful
poem about parenting and attitudes (love? or not?) toward mathematics:
Love Story by Sarah Glaz
If I ever write about you--
it will be a love story
a story about
how much you want to be loved.
Father, do you love
your little girl?
I brought you
a soup full
formulas chopped to perfection
integrals fried to a crisp