April 9, 2018
Wake Forest Poet-in-Residence Amy Catanzano will spend April 16-20 as the 2018 inaugural poet-in-residence at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University.
In the week-long residency, Catanzano will be giving a public poetry reading, exhibiting a poem on topological quantum computation that she has written for the Simons Center, and visiting a class on the intersections of math and poetry in the Stony Brook Southhampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature Program.
A press release from the Simons Center describes Catanzano as “a poet and cross-genre writer who explores the intersections of literature, science and, art. In an integrated artistic practice and theory known as quantum poetics, she investigates shared principles in poetry and quantum mechanics to reinvent common notions of spacetime, language, and reality.”
At Wake Forest, Catanzano is also assistant professor of English in creative writing and co-director of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.