John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator, publisher and bookdealer. Links to his writing in networked and programmable media are at www.shadoof.net/in. His last printed book of poems, adaptations and translations was 'Ink Bamboo' (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (www.eliterature.org). He is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and has taught and direct research at the University of California San Diego and Brown University, amongst other institutions. His most recent work explores ambient poetics in programmable media, with parallel theoretical interventions concerning the role of code in writing and the temporal properties of textuality (bibliographic links are available from the shadoof site).