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.

Contributor Notes

Marion D. Cohen, cohenm@arcadia.edu, 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.

(Corresponding author is Cohen cohenm@arcadia.edu)
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