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Electronic Poetry

Electronic Poetry   Reference library

M. G. Kirschenbaum

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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...for the future of electronic poetry, there is no way to predict except to say that it will surely embrace multiple futures. Mobile platforms such as cell phones and iPods are becoming venues for literary experimentation via their texting features. The links, feeds, and tags of “Web 2.0” engage even conventional writers in some highly unorthodox writing practices; poets have even experimented with using the game engines from multiplayer worlds like DOOM and Second Life to provide a repurposed writing environment. What electronic poetry demonstrates above all is...