Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries

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In this revolutionary and highly original work, poet-scholar Glazier investigates the ways in which computer technology has influenced and transformed the writing and dissemination of poetry. In Digital Poetics, Loss Glazier argues that the increase in computer technology and accessibility, specifically the World Wide Web, has created a new and viable place for the writing and dissemination of poetry. Glazier's work not only introduces the reader to the current state of electronic writing but also outlines the historical and technical contexts out of which electronic poetry has emerged and demonstrates some of the possibilities of the new medium. Glazier examines three principal forms of electronic textuality: hypertext, visual/kinetic text, and works in programmable media. He considers avant-garde poetics and its relationship to the on-line age, the relationship between web "pages" and book technology, and the way in which certain kinds of web constructions are in and of themselves a type of writing. With convincing alacrity, Glazier argues that the materiality of electronic writing has changed the idea of writing itself. He concludes that electronic space is the true home of poetry and, in the 20th century, has become the ultimate "space of poesis."

(Source: University of Alabama Press catalog.)


Works referenced:

Titlesort descending Author Year
(go) fish Loss Pequeño Glazier 1998
A Life Set for Two Robert Kendall 1996
A Literatura Cibernética 1: Autopoemas Gerados por Computador Pedro Barbosa 1977
after emmett: a dispersion of ninetiles mIEKAL aND 1998
afternoon, a story Michael Joyce 1990
Barnesbook: Four Poems Derived from Sentences by Djuna Barnes Jackson Mac Low, Charles O. Hartman, Djuna Barnes 1996
Collocations: Indra's Net II John Cayley 1993
Directions Rob Swigart 1994
eclout Loss Pequeño Glazier 1995
ELIZA Joseph Weizenbaum 1966
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges 1962
Fidget (Applet) Kenneth Goldsmith 1998
Grain: A Prairie Poem Darren Wershler-Henry 1998
GRAMMATRON Mark Amerika 1997
Grep Loss Pequeño Glazier 1997
Holo/Olho (Holo/Eye) Eduardo Kac 1983
Intergrams Jim Rosenberg 1993
La Vie Mode d'emploi Georges Perec 1978
Marble Springs 1.0 Deena Larsen 1993
Mindwheel Robert Pinsky 1984
Mothering Judith Kerman 1995
Mouseover Loss Pequeño Glazier 1998
Oisleánd: Indra's Net IX John Cayley 1996
PFR-3 Poems Jackson Mac Low 1969
RACTER William Chamberlain, Thomas Etter 1983
Seattle Drift Jim Andrews 1997
Sentences Charles O. Hartman, Hugh Kenner 1995
Socrates in the Labyrinth David Kolb 1994
Speaking Clock John Cayley 1995
Stir Fry Texts Jim Andrews, Brian Lennon, Pauline Masurel 1999
The Barrier Frames / Diffractions Through Jim Rosenberg 1996
Travesty Hugh Kenner, Joseph O'Rourke 1984
Twelve Blue Michael Joyce 1996
Twilight, A Symphony Michael Joyce 1996
Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse John McDaid 1992
Victory Garden Stuart Moulthrop 1991
White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares Loss Pequeño Glazier 1999
Windows 95 Loss Pequeño Glazier 1998

Platforms referenced:

Title Developers Year initiated
HTML Tim Berners-Lee 1991
JavaScript 1995
Flash 1996
DHTML 1997
Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1996

Publishers referenced:

Title Location
4 cours grandval
20000 Ajaccio
Eastgate Systems, Inc.
Eastgate Systems, Inc.
134 Main Street
02472 Watertown , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Performance Research
United States

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Events referenced:

Titlesort descending Date Location
Digital Arts and Culture 1998 Conference 26.11.1998
University of Bergen
Magnus Lagabøters plass 1
5063 Bergen , HL
Hordaland NO
Digital Arts and Culture 1999 Conference 28.10.1999
Georgia Tech University Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
E-Poetry 2001 18.04.2001
SUNY Buffalo Buffalo , NY
United States
New York US

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Title Author Publisher Year
'Le Livre' e o 'Sintext:' A Simulação do Sonho de Mallarmé Através da Poética Digital de Pedro Barbosa Luís Cláudio Fajardo 2009
A Cultural Analysis of Resistances to Digital Poetries David Devanny 2020
A Poem Is a Machine to Think With: Digital Poetry and the Paradox of Innovation Sandy Baldwin Postmodern Culture 2003
Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry as Ontological Probe David Jhave Johnston 2011
Beyond Codexspace: Potentialities of Literary Cybertext John Cayley Intellect Ltd. 1996
Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres Transcript 2010
Born Digital: Writing Poetry in the Age of New Media Maria Engberg 2007
Concrete and Digital Poetics Manuel Portela Leonardo Electronic Almanac 2006
Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations Roberto Simanowski University of Minnesota Press 2011
Digital Poetry Leonardo L. Flores
Electronic Literature Scott Rettberg Polity 2018
Média Digitais: Novos Terrenos para a Expansão da Textualidade Pedro Reis Edições UFP 2006
New Textualities Manuel Portela EJES: European Journal of English Studies 2007
Next Generation Literary Machines: The “Dynamic Network Aesthetic” of Contemporary Poetry Generators Holly Dupej 2012
Písanie v interaktívnych médiách. Digitálna fikcia /Writing in the Interactive Media. Digital Fiction Zuzana Husárová 2009
Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 Chris Funkhouser University of Alabama Press 2007
The Machine in the Text, and the Text in the Machine Manuel Portela DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2010
The Time of Digital Poetry: From Object to Event N. Katherine Hayles The MIT Press 2006
Travels in Cybertextuality. The Challenge of Ergodic Literature and Ludology to Literary Theory Markku Eskelinen 2009

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