Have You heard? Mathematics and Poetry Audiobooks

You might not expect Math and Poetry to share a month, but they have more in common than you would expect. Mathematicians describe their work as beautiful. Their numbers, lines, and graphs create patterns that then inspires poetry. As you listen to some of our audiobooks you will notice that these mathematicians needed words and sometimes metaphor to make themselves understood. Just like poets used structure and patterns to polish their poems.

Mathematics Audiobooks

A Numerate Life : a Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, his own and probably yours by John Alle Paulos 

The Drunkard’s Walk : How Randomness Rules our Lives  by Leonard Mlodinow

Mind and Matter : a Life in Math and Football by John Urschel

Scale : the Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey B. West

Humble Pi by Matt Parker 

Ada Lovelace cracks the code by Rebel Girls

How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking by Jordan Ellenberg 

Why? : What makes us curious by Mario Livio

Hidden Figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race] by Margot Lee Shetterly

Financial Intelligence : a manager’s guide to knowing what the numbers really mean by Karen Berman

There is plenty more to see and hear in our catalog!


Poetry Audiobooks

Three Stories and Ten Poems by Ernest Hemingway and narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

Dreams from many rivers : a Hispanic history of the United States told in poems by Margarita Engle and narrated by Tim Andres Pabon

Martin Rising : Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Celebrations [rituals of peace and prayer] by Maya Angelou

Feel the beat : dance poems that zing from salsa to swing by Marilyn Singer

Home : where everyone is welcome : poems & songs inspired by American Immigrants by Deepak Chopra

A beautiful day in the neighborhood : the poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers

Pablo Neruda lee a Pablo Neruda by Pablo Neruda

Echo, echo : reverso poems about Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer

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