Poetry and physics dance in this collection inspired by metaphors drawn from chaos theory and quantum mechanics. Mathematics can graph the heart's chaotic rhythm, but this poetry moves with that rhythm. From the strange attractor who disrupts life's laminar flow to the mysteries of sensitive dependence and hurricanes in space/time, Dancing with Chaos links science and poetry in a passionate tango.
Patricia Monaghan grew up in Alaska and now teaches literature and environment at DePaul University in Chicago. Winner of the 1992 Friends of Literature Award, she is the author of two previous volumes of poetry and several works of nonfiction, including the definitive dictionary of the world's goddesses. Her poems have been published in the North American Review, the Greenfield Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded the Friends of Literature Award for poetry, the 49th Parallel Poetry Award, and the Alaska State fellowship in poetry and fiction.