Tag: digital poetics

Lift This End: Electronic Literature in a Blue Light

2013-04-02

Taking recent writings-of-internet as test cases, Stuart Moulthrop demonstrates the folly of deploying modernist compositional models, even avant-garde theories of citational and conceptual poetry recently popularized by Kenneth Goldsmith and the Flarf poets, to read born-digital writing. Though it may be fun, it’s ultimately futile to interpret the contingent output of an “interface in process” as a poem existing in a fixed, terminable state. Perhaps, then, interfacing with databases is becoming integral to not just electronic literature and digital poetics but all forms of literary study and practice?

Intersection and Struggle: Poetry In a New Landscape

2002-08-15

Brandon Barr considers Loss Glazier’s attempt at a hypertext poetics that moves beyond the link.