Studying mathematics-related fiction and poetry helps students develop an appreciation for both mathematics and literature and an understanding of the connection between the two.

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Marion D. Cohen,, teaches at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has published nineteen books, including the poetry collection Crossing the Equal Sign (2007), about the experience of and passion for mathematics. A shorter version of this article appeared in the February 2009 issue of MAA FOCUS.

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