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Digital Poetics

The Making of E-poetries

Loss Pequeno Glazier (author)

ISBN: 9780817310752

Publication Date: Aug 2001

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

This work not only introduces the reader to the contemporary state of electronic writing, but also outlines the historical and technical contexts out of which electronic poetry has emerged and demonstrates some of the possibilities of the new medium.
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In Digital Poetics, Loss Glazier argues that the increase in computer technology and accessibility, specifically the World Wide Web, has created a new and viable place for the writing and dissemination of poetry. Glazier's work not only introduces the reader to the current state of electronic writing but also outlines the historical and technical contexts out of which electronic poetry has emerged and demonstrates some of the possibilities of the new medium. Glazier examines three principal forms of electronic textuality: hypertext, visual/kinetic text, and works in programmable media. He considers avantgarde poetics and its relationship to the on-line age, the relationship between web "pages" and book technology, and the way in which certain kinds of web constructions are in and of themselves a type of writing. With convincing alacrity, Glazier argues that the materiality of electronic writing has changed the idea of writing itself. He concludes that electronic space is the true home of poetry and, in the 20th century, has become the ultimate "space of poesis." Digital Poetics will attract a readership of scholars and students interested in contemporary creative writing and the potential of electronic media for imaginative expression.

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[Glazier] does a superb job of demonstrating the relevance of 20th century innovative poetries as a means to understanding the implications and possibilities of current digital writing developments. - Jerome McGann, author of The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style
Illustrations 24 illustrations
Pages 320
Date Published 31 Aug 2001
Publisher The University of Alabama Press
Series Modern & Contemporary Poetics
Subject/s Literary studies: poetry & poets   Literary studies: from c 1900 -   Computer science   Internet guides & online services  

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