Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs is a poet-mathematician.

As well as three maths textbooks he has published four poetry chapbooks and a full collection Tell it Like it Might Be (Smokestack, 2008).

He retired from full-time academic life in 2008 and with his wife, poet Nancy Mattson, he organises Poetry in the Crypt readings at St Mary’s Church, Islington.

On Uneasy Relations (Hearing Eye, 2007)
‘He poses … questions that are unanswerable,scary and fascinating’
Bulletin of the London
Mathematical Society

On Helping with Enquiries (Crossgrain, 2005)
‘The quiet tone of these excellent poems conceals their great strength.’

On Inklings of Complicity (Pikestaff, 2003)
‘Impressively peopled with detail’

Books by Shoestring Press:

Fred & Blossom

Tradesman’s Exit