An Interview with Jason Nelson

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This interview appeared alongside three works by Jason Nelson in Cordite's Electronica issue, giving insight into Nelson's creative practices and digital poetry.

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Poetry has a long tradition of using the poetic form to drive, or serve as the engine, of the poem. Historically as new ideas, technologies and cultural trends arrived, poets used them as poetic interfaces. Digital poetry is simply an extension of that long history, using the various possibilities of the computer to build interfaces.

Every environment/machine/structure/poem ever created is governed to some extent by its uses of and reliance on limiting factors. I see those constraints as opportunities in the creating a digital poem, they are tools and techniques for engaging with the text/media and whatever audience comes along.

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Patricia Tomaszek