Earlier this month, we published two posts on poetry in the digital age: the first focused on technological challenges and opportunities for poetry, and the second focused on how to approach the publishing model. The response was huge: Publishers Weekly posted a call for action on bridging the technological divide; The Rumpus asked for programmers and developers to get more involved; and editors for the Contemporary Poetry Review and the New England Review re-posted on their blogs, E-Verse Radio and Avoiding the Muse. There’s an important and evolving conversation happening about this issue, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. We’ll keep you posted.
In the midst of all of this, Irwin Chen — who played an enormous role in helping us tackle this topic — finished the design and coding of a new issue of Absent magazine. It’s gorgeous. Check it out. He also responded to reader comments on the original post.
Please continue to send us links or related info on this topic. Irwin recently pointed us to Linebreak, a journal featuring digital poetry recordings, and this interesting piece on Perl poetry. (Yep, you read that right.) And don’t forget to come to our Zeitgeist panel discussion on the future of the human/machine interface, where Irwin will be speaking about the future of reading! Word.