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Digital Poetics, Digital Poetics, 0817310746, 0-8173-1074-6, 978-0-8173-1074-5, 9780817310745, , Modern and Contemporary Poetics, Digital Poetics, 0817310754, 0-8173-1075-4, 978-0-8173-1075-2, 9780817310752, , Modern and Contemporary Poetics, Digital Poetics, 0817386920, 0-8173-8692-0, 978-0-8173-8692-4, 9780817386924, , Modern and Contemporary Poetic

Digital Poetics
Hypertext, Visual-Kinetic Text and Writing in Programmable Media
by Loss Pequeño Glazier

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2008. 320 pp.
Price:  $34.95 s
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320 pp.
Price:  $34.95 d

Glazier investigates the ways in which computer technology has influenced and transformed the writing and dissemination of poetry
In Digital Poetics, Loss Pequeño 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 avant-garde 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.

Loss Pequeño Glazier is Director of the Electronic Poetry Center and Professor of Media Study at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

“[Glazier] does a superb job of demonstrating the relevance of 20th century innovative poetries as a means of understanding the implications and possiblities of current digital writing developments.”
—Jerome McGann, author of The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style
2002 Book of the Month December 2002, sponsored by Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
1999 The Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature, sponsored by University of Alabama Press