I Love E-Poetry

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This scholarly blog was launched on December 19, 2011 as a constraint to read and critically reflect upon a work of e-poetry every day, leading me to revisit known works, discover new ones, and expand my knowledge of this emergent poetic genre. Its initial performance was a continuous run of 500 daily entries, completed on May 2, 2013.

It is also designed as quick reference for those unfamiliar with e-poetry, with concise entries that provide poetic, technological, and theoretical contexts, close readings of the poems, and some strategies for readers to approach the work. This last aspect is an important part of my current work as an academic: to broaden the audience base for e-literature, both within and outside of academia. In order to extend its potential audiences, the blog uses a social blogging platform, Tumblr, and it broadcasts its content on two social networks: Facebook and Twitter.

I ♥ E-Poetry is developing a worldwide audience, received over 16,045 visits and more than 9,898 unique visitors since its launch, according to Google Analytics data collected on May 4, 2013. It has been adopted in courses, used in comprehensive exam lists, reviewed in scholarly websites, and is currently being integrated with the ELMCIP Knowledge Base—a multinational research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). And it has been well received.

  • 1st runner up in "Best Blog, Article or DH Publication" 2012 DH Awards.
  • I ♥ E-Poetry is "a living, growing catalog of priceless short overviews and links to work that without it would slowly fall into oblivion." Mariusz Pisarski. Techsty.
  • "a superheroic one-every-day series." Judy Malloy. "July 2012 Featured Link" on Authoring Software.

In support of its mission, it now has an advisory board.

Interested in exploring this knowledge base? Visit the Now Reading page for a list of publications & writers covered, browse the archive for a chronological overview, do a site search, use its tagging system, get a random entry, or read it as new material is posted.

Quoted from About page.

Pull Quotes: 

One e-poem a day.
Over 100 words per poem.
Over 500 entries, to date.

Works referenced:

Titlesort descending Author Year
#gifandcircumstance Allison Parrish 2012
#OutsideUrDoor Mez Breeze 2010
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 Nick Montfort 2012
10 Print ebooks Mark Sample 2012
217 Views of the Tokaido Line Will Luers 2011
3 Proposals for Bottle Imps William Poundstone 2003
4 Square Jody Zellen 2012
5 Haitis Simon Kerr 2011
6 Weird Questions asked in a Wired Way David Jhave Johnston 2011
6-string Aria Bill Marsh 2002
88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be Played with the Left Hand) David Clark 2009
<? echo [THE_SIGNIFIER] ?> Duc Thuan 2002
@bogost_ebooks Anonymous 2013
@crashtxt / exq=.s.te =n.c&de/s Jim Punk 2012
@Darius_at_GDC Darius Kazemi 2013
@DeleuzeGuattari, Rhiz-o-Mat, PoMoBot Anonymous 1996
@everyword Allison Parrish 2007
@georgelazenby : How Goes the Enemy? William Poundstone 2011
@HaikuD2 John Burger 2012
@Jhave2 David Jhave Johnston 2010
@KarlMarxovChain Moacir P. de Sá Pereira 2012
@MarkovChainMe Moacir P. de Sá Pereira 2012
@MassageMcLuhan Matt Schneider 2013
@Tempspence Mark C. Marino, Rob Wittig 2013
@tonightiate Matt Schneider 2013
@WPoundstone William Poundstone 2009
a as in dog Dan Waber 2007
A Dialogue Between Two Eyeballs Braxton Soderman 2007
A Fine View David Knoebel 2000
A Literatura Cibernética 1: Autopoemas Gerados por Computador Pedro Barbosa 1977
A Literatura Cibernética 2: Um Sintetizador de Narrativas Pedro Barbosa 1980
A Party at Silver Beach Judy Malloy 2002
A Pen Jim Andrews 2007
a show of hands Mark C. Marino 2008
A Tree with Managers and Jittery Boats Jason Nelson 2010
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (iPhone app) Jörg Piringer 2010
Accounts of the Glass Sky M. D. Coverley 2002
ACITEOP. Disfunciones poéticas del lenguaje. Pelayo Méndez 2011
Afeeld Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz 2017
Afghan War Diary Matthieu Cherubini 2010
After Persephone Ingrid Ankerson 2001
Agrippa (A Book of the Dead) William Gibson 1992
Ah (a shower song) K. Michel, Dirk Vis 2008
Aleph Null Jim Andrews 2011
Algorithmic Poems Chris Funkhouser 2011
Algorritmos: infopoemas E. M. de Melo e Castro 1998
All Fall Down Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Young-Hae Chang, Marc Voge 2002
All the News that's Fit to Print Jody Zellen 2006
Alone Engaged Maria Engberg 2011
Along the Briny Beach J. R. Carpenter 2011

Events referenced:

Titlesort descending Date Location
Avenues of Access: An Exhibit & Online Archive of New 'Born Digital' Literature at the MLA 2013 Convention 03.01.2013
Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Room 310 Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints 20.06.2012
The Monogogalia Arts Center
107 High Strett
Morgantown , WV
United States
West Virginia US
Arts Monongahela Gallery
201 High Street
Morgantown , WV
United States
West Virginia US
West Virginia Downtown Campus Library
1549 University Avenue
United States
Colson Hall
1503 University Ave
United States
Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and Ampitheater
799 East Brockway Ave
United States

Teaching Resource using this Critical Writing:

Resource Teaching Resource Type Author Year
Digital Humanities in Practice (DIKULT 207, Fall 2012) Syllabus Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg, Leonardo L. Flores, Patricia Tomaszek 2012

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