I Love E-Poetry

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2011
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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.

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

Events referenced:

Title Datesort descending Location
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
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Arts Monongahela Gallery
201 High Street
Morgantown , WV
United States
West Virginia US
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West Virginia Downtown Campus Library
1549 University Avenue
Morgantown
United States
US
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Colson Hall
1503 University Ave
Morgantown
United States
US
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Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and Ampitheater
799 East Brockway Ave
Morgantown
United States
US
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

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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Eric Dean Rasmussen