Below are references for this project and resources to learn more about digital poetry.

Andrews, Jim. “Why I Am a Net Artist.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing 14.2 (2011): n. pag. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.

Borràs, Laura, Talan Memmott, Rita Raley, and Brian Stefans, eds. Electronic Literature Collection vol. 2. Electronic Literature Organization, Feb. 2011. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.

Hayles, N. Katherine, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland, eds. Electronic Literature Collection vol. 1. Electronic Literature Organization, Oct. 2006. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.

Flores, Leonardo. I Love E-Poetry. Leonardo Flores, 2015. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.

Funkhouser, C.T. “Digital Poetry: A Look at Generative, Visual, and Interconnected Possibilities in its First Four Decades.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. n. pag. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.

Funkhouser, C.T. New Directions in Digital Poetry. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012. Print.

GitHub. GitHub, 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.

Glazier, Loss Pequeño. Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2002. Print.

Hayles, N. Katherine. Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2008. Print.

Morris, Adalaide and Swiss, Thomas, eds. New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006. Print.

Nelson, Jason. “An Interview with Jason Nelson.” Cordite Poetry Review. 1 Dec. 2011. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.

Nelson, Jason. “Interview—Jason Nelson on E-Lit, Games, & Fuzzy Boundaries.” Interview by Kent Aardse. First Person Scholar. The Game Institute, 4 Dec. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.

Refsnes Data. W3Schools. Refsnes Data, 2015. Web. 26 Aug. 2015.

Strickland, Stephanie. “Writing the Virtual: Eleven Dimensions of E-Poetry.” Leonardo Electronic Almanac 14.5 (2006): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.


More than plain text on a screen, digital poetry is a performance and an engagement with a reader/user through text, images, videos, audio, animation, and/or game-like structures. As our technology has advanced, so has this genre evolved, now including a spectrum of sub-genres like multimedia and interactive poetry.

To explore the capabilities and value of digital poetry, I created six digital poems that capture part of the spectrum. Two I adapted from poems I’ve written previously. Two I wrote and designed for the screen simultaneously. Then I reflected on the process for both, considering how the experience might have any ramifications on my traditional writing process and more ways to integrate an art form like poetry with other disciplines.

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