Books & Spoken Word

Maths Poems

Date: Thursday, Nov 7
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: School of Mathematics
Price: Free

Launch event for Maths Poems, a collection of poems that blurs the boundary between mathematics and poetry, and was the result of a collaboration between Bristol poetry publisher, Small Press and Bristol University’s School of Mathematics.

“Mathematics and poetry are often thought of as polar opposites: one the realm of rational and logical thought and the other of the expressive and subjective. The Maths Poems project sought to break down this division and explore what the two disciplines have in common and how they can influence, inform and enhance each other.

“We’ll be screening a brilliant video that Kate Ashley of the School of Mathematics made about the project and our wonderful maths poets will be reading some of their poems, as well as sharing how the project has influenced their practices.

“This project was only made possible through the generous funding from the Brigstow Institute. Take a look here more information on the Brigstow Institute, and the amazing projects they are funding: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/brigstow/

 

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By joe melia, Friday, Oct 11 2019

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