Kelly Krumrie’s figuring

Figuring is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. 

Kelly Krumrie’s figuring

Figuring

is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. 

Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 2

"How can literature be fractal? It should probably include repetitions on various scales. But what are the edges of literary repetition? What can be counted? How can what’s counted get bigger or smaller while remaining the same?" - Kelly Krumrie

Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 1

"I am fascinated by the rendering of geometric constructions in language, the Euclidean inquiry into what is a line and how can I both draw and describe it, and with what tools… How this writing is similar to and different from poetry, for example. How the directions above make something by doing the same thing over and over." --- Kelly Krumrie

Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 2

"How can literature be fractal? It should probably include repetitions on various scales. But what are the edges of literary repetition? What can be counted? How can what’s counted get bigger or smaller while remaining the same?" - Kelly Krumrie

Kelly Krumrie’s “figuring”: On Fractals, Part 1

"I am fascinated by the rendering of geometric constructions in language, the Euclidean inquiry into what is a line and how can I both draw and describe it, and with what tools… How this writing is similar to and different from poetry, for example. How the directions above make something by doing the same thing over and over." --- Kelly Krumrie

About the Author

Kelly Krumrie‘s prose, poetry, and reviews are forthcoming from or appear in EntropyLa Vague, Black Warrior ReviewFull Stop, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver where she serves as the prose editor for Denver Quarterly.