Full Book Title: Ode to Numbers
Author Name: Sarah Glaz
Book Synopsis: "Ode to Numbers" contains poems written over a quarter of a century and inspired by mathematics and the author's life as a mathematician. The poems trace the story of Sarah's life from early childhood in Europe to the forty years long research and teaching career in mathematics in the United States. They respond, in turn, to students and topics of the courses Sarah has taught, the colleagues she has worked with and the research projects she has been involved in, the joys of professional travel, the pleasures and difficulties facing a woman pursuing a career in mathematics, and most of all, Sarah's life-long love of both mathematics and poetry. From Antrim House Press Release: In "Ode to Numbers" Sarah Glaz has created a fascinating mixture of poetry and mathematics in which each bespeaks the other. This is as passionate a book as it is erudite. Sarah Glaz moves naturally between the visceral world of strong emotions and the mathematical world of Commutative Rings.
Author Bio: Sarah Glaz's first poetry collection, "Ode to Numbers" (Antrim House, 2017) is a 2018 finalist of both Next Generation Indie Book Awards and Book Excellence Awards. Sarah is Emerita Professor of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. As a mathematician, she has published books and articles in the area of Commutative Ring Theory. She also has a lifelong interest in poetry. Her poetry, poetry translations, and articles on the connections between mathematics and poetry appeared in a variety of literary and mathematical journals, edited volumes, and anthologies. She coedited the poetry anthology,"Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics" (AK Peters/CRC Press, 2008), and was guest-editor of the "Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Special Issue: Poetry and Mathematics" (Taylor & Francis, 2014). Sarah serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, and as coordinator of the poetry readings at the annual Bridges conferences and editor of the Bridges Poetry Anthologies (http://bridgesmathart.org/)
Publisher Name: Antrim House