Publishing type: 
Record Status: 
Short decription: 

In her 2018 dissertation Experimental Poetics of the Asian Diaspora: Readings in Meatspace and Cyberspace, Sunny Chun cites Keep et al. as calling SwiftCurrent "the world’s first on-line literary magazine". Chun herself describes it as "Installed on a VAX 11/750 instruction set computer at York University in 1984, running on Unix-based software created that very summer by Laura Creighton of Softquad Ltd, the magazine is an important representation of early desires for the decentralization of literary authority that could be enabled by computing networks." (p. 108)

Frank Wah was a writer, co-founding editor, and programmer for SwiftCurrent.

Critical writing about this publisher:

The permanent URL of this page: 
Record posted by: 
Jill Walker Rettberg