Off-Ramp for September 12, 2009

CyberFrequencies: Poetry's in Motion

As text shrinks to tweet-sized bytes, poets have taking their art--in all its brief beauty--to the web. Tao Lin turns instant messenger conversations into dystopian lyrics. Katie Peterson tweets "to frame her soul." But does this poetic populism cheapen the art? Local poet and programmer Robert Peake joins the discussion as the writers parse the meaning of "poetry" in today's media-saturated environment.

You can find videos, readings, and blog posts about the new wave of cyber poetry at CyberFrequencies.com.

Also, check out John's nephew's twitter posts below.


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