Poetic Mathematical Knowledge, Cultural Connections and Challenging Epistemic Injustice


  • Ricardo Martinez
  • Cayley Carpenter
  • Katie Johnston
  • Shraddha Shirude
  • Zhenji Zhou


This article focuses on poetry as a shared point of mathematical reflection, connection, and culture while discussing the importance of the driving force behind liberatory action. Specifically, a math-inspired poetry template will be discussed across multiple learning contexts to highlight the richness of poetry and math. We put forth the idea of Poetic Mathematical Knowledge to provide an entry toward transformational mathematical teaching and learning rooted in resistance, healing, and liberation. Insofar to say that antiracist mathematics must move beyond superficial activities and must focus on the wholeness of students and their communities.