Readings for "Mathematics in Poetry"
 Baumel, Judith, The Weight of Numbers, Wesleyan University Press, 1988.
 Includes "Fibonacci," "Thirtysix Poets."
 Dodson, Norman E., Math Poetry and Stuff, collected by Norman E. Dodson. Carlton Press, 1981.

Includes "To a Basketball
Player Named Fred" by C. Ray Wylie and other limericks.
 Dove, Rita, Selected Poems, New York, Vintage Books, 1993.

In 1993 Rita Dove was named Poet Laureate of the United States, the
youngest person and the first AfroAmerican to hold this honor. In "Geometry" (page 17) she describes the ecstasy that results from obtaining
the proof of a difficult theorem.
 Fadiman, Clifton, The Mathematical Magpie, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1962. Also Fantasia Mathematica, 1958.

Magpie includes essays, rhymes, and anecdotes, many amusing. Fantasia has some short stories and poems, including "Euclid Alone Has
Looked on Beauty Bare" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Euclid" by Vachel Lindsay and the limerick, "There Was an Old Man Who Said, 'Do .
. . ."
 Gordon, B. B., editor. Songs from Unsung Worlds: Science in Poetry, Boston, Birkhauser, 1985.

Includes "Zito the Magician"
by Miroslav Holub.
 Gordon, Isabel S. and Sophie Sorkin, editors, The Armchair Science Reader, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1959.

Includes "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman.
 Growney, JoAnne, Intersections, Kadet Press, Bloomsburg, 1993; available from the author.

Includes "A Mathematician's
Nightmare," "The Prince of Algebra," "You asked me for a birthday gift suggestion . . ." and other mathematical poems.
 Heaford, Philip, The Math Entertainer, Buchanan, NY, Emerson Books.

Rhymes and puzzles.
 Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal.

Many issues of this journal contain poetry and articles about the links between mathematics and the
arts. To join the Humanistic Mathematics Network and receive its journal, contact Alvin White, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd
College, Claremont, CA 91711.
 Moritz, Robert E., editor, Memorabilia Mathematica, New York, Macmillan, 1914.

Reissued in 1993 by the MAA along with a
companion volume, Out of the Mouths of Mathematicians by Rosemary Schmalz. Moritz' collection includes verse by Dante, DeMorgan,
Goethe, and Wordsworth and a mnemonic by A.C. Orr for the first thirty digits of pi.
 Nemerov, Howard, The Western Approaches, University of Chicago Press, 1975.

Includes "Figures of Thought," which describes the wonder felt at the discovery of the logarithmic spiral realized in diverse ways in nature ,
and "Two Pair," which links gambling with laws of thermodynamics and with Biblical laws.
 Newman, James R., Mathematics: A Small Library of the Literature of Mathematics, presented with Commentaries and
Notes by James R. Newman, Redmond, WA, Tempus, 1956, 1988.
 Plotz, Helen, editor, Imagination's Other Place: Poems of Science and Mathematics, T. Y. Crowell Co., New York,
1955.

Includes "Four Quartz Crystal Clocks" by Marianne Moore, "Arithmetic" by Carl Sandburg and other poems with mathematical
imagery.
 Robson, E. and J. Wimp, Editors, Against Infinity: An Anthology of Contemporary Mathematical Poetry, Parker Ford,
PA. Primary Press, 1979.

Includes "Algebra" by Linda Pastan, "Zito the Magician" by Miroslav Holub, and many more.
Poetry Selections for "Mathematics in Poetry"
 "Arithmetic Lesson: Infinity" by Linda Pastan
 Found on pages 4849 of Against Infinity: An Anthology of Contemporary Mathematical
Poetry, edited by E. Robson and J. Wimp, Parker Ford, PA. Primary Press, 1979.
 "My Dance is Mathematics" by JoAnne Growney

Forthcoming (Winter 199596) in Mathematics Magazine.
 "Geometry" by Rita Dove

Found on page 17 of Rita Dove's Selected Poems , New York, Vintage Books, 1993.
 "Geometry Class" by JoAnne Growney

Forthcoming (Spring 1996) in The College Mathematics Journal.
 "Figures of Thought" by Howard Nemerov

Found on page 46 of The Western Approaches by Howard Nemerov, University of Chicago
Press, 1975.
 "Ode to Numbers" by Pablo Neruda

Found (in Spanish and in English translation by Margaret Sayers Peden) on pages 9499 of
Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1990.
 "pi" by Robert Morgan

Found in Poetry, v. clxi, no. 5 (January, 1993), page 204.
 "The Prince of Algebra" by JoAnne Growney

Found on pages 5253 of Intersections: Poems by JoAnne Growney, Bloomsburg PA,
Kadet Press, Bloomsburg, 1993; also on page 639 of v. 101, No. 7 (AugustSeptember,
1994) of The American Mathematical Monthly.
 Landscape VI from "Six Significant Landscapes" by Wallace Stevens

Found on page 75 of The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, New York, Vintage Books, 1990.
 Section II from "Cherry Trees" by A. E. Housman

Found on page 10 of The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman, New York,
Henry Holt, 1940.
