St. Louis poet Ted Mathys has “Math” in his name -- and his background.
“I started out college as a math major. I’m really interested in precision and exactitude,” Mathys said.
Poetry eventually won out as an occupation, but give the word a prefix and math is a close second: a preoccupation. Numbers still figure prominently in his work, including his book to be released June 12, called “Null Set.” So does child’s play.