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Mathematics Professor Holds Contest for Most “Moving” Poem

When Roy Goodman, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematics at NJIT, had some extra moving boxes to give away last fall, he posted an ad on Craigslist. He offered to give the boxes to whomever sent in the best haiku on the topic of moving. Goodman told The New Yorker (July 31, 2006 issue) that the details of the winning haiku set it apart from the other six entries submitted. “He managed to tell a story, and he sounded wistful,” Goodman said.