Explore how electronic literature can use and expand our language to create digital forms.
What is Digital Poetry? How do you write and create poems with digital tools? Drawing on visual poetic forms such as Concrete Poetry and Dada this course will explore how electronic literature can use and expand our language to create digital forms, such as Hypertext and Data Poetry. We will examine the work of Digital Poets, such as J.R Carpenter, Alan Sondheim, Jason Nelson and Caitlin Fisher. Expect to produce Digital Poems and share them online. No prior knowledge or experience of Digital Poetry required. A device such as a phone, tablet or computer will be necessary to produce Digital Poems.
5 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 24 January.
Facilitator Maya Chowdhry is a poet, digital artist and Transmedia writer. Recent work includes an augmented reality poetic work, Ripple, and a Live Art augmented reality performance, Peas on Earth, for which she received an Arts Council Award. Maya has two collections of poetry – The Seamstress and the Global Garment and Fossil. Her digital poetry work Ripple was shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award and her collaboration Tales from the Towpath an immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival, was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize. Her poem ‘Butterfly Orchid’ from her collection Fossil was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prizes.
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