Re: [-empyre-] assorted links to poetical sites on the Web

Thank you for all these wonderful sites/resources Jim. Cheers, Barrie

on 7/5/03 09:00 AM, Jim Andrews at wrote:

> An international sampling of some synthesis in letters (not meant to be
> 'representative'). Some
> of these you'll be familiar with. Some you won't but might like to be. Most
> are links from
> .
> ja
> Christophe Bruno does fascinating conceptual, poetical His site
> combines interesting
> programming with a delightful sense of humour. And what a great domain name!
> Philippe Castellin (Akenaton) is the current editor of Doc(k)s, a long running
> French magazine
> of the literary avant garde.
> Jogchem Niemandsverdriet's site is highly inventive in new media poetry and
> personally engaging.
> This Slovenian poet is one of the most technologically savvy poets working on
> the net. Be sure
> to check out Typescape.2. He had a book of poems published in 1994 and his
> first was in
> 1997, ie, he has migrated to the web as a writer, and as you can see has been
> rather busy since.
> Ana Maria Uribe's "Tipoemas y Anipoemas" are typographical and animated poems.
> As you go through
> her work, you see that she is a very serious visual poet of her country and is
> presenting a
> large and important body of work on her site. She has made a strong transition
> from the page to
> digital media; the soul that radiates from her work is intelligent, inventive,
> humourous, and
> deeply engaged in visual poetry.
> Regina Célia Pinto publishes this high-quality, regularly updated site that
> publishes
> cross-cultural and multimedia work by primarily writerly web.artists, and
> links out extensively
> to new work. Good coverage of exciting new work in South and North America,
> especially.
> Concerning links to Brazilian digital poetry, check out
> , compiled by Jorge Luiz
> Antonio.
> Reiner Strasser is known for his work as both a web.artist and an
> organizer/curator of
> projects. Since 1996, Strasser has created a large and significant body of
>, often in
> collaboration with other artists. The primary site for Reiner's work is
> The work
> is varied technologically from masterful Javascript through Quicktime and
> Flash work. In it, we
> see a recurring concern with connecting with nature and the natural.
> This is an
> ambitious project with generosity of spirit, and no mean feat, given the
> artificiality/virtuality of the Web.
> Roberto Simanowski's site features reviews, interviews, and articles about
> digital poetics.
> This site in very unusual in the way it combines kinetic/visual work, usually
> involving
> language, with a story and also a philosophy. The visual pieces are wonderful
> in their insight.
> They open the mind as effortlessly as opening a book. And they come to have a
> strong sense of
> the talisman to them, if that is the right word. I mean that they are deeply
> meaningful and also
> through the story you can see their place in an evolving person's growth. So
> that the
> visual/kinetic pieces are strongly linked with the story, which I appreciate.
> Funny, thoughtful, accomplished Web art by Steve Duffy. A must see.
> This is the brainchild of Sue Thomas. Trace is a very successful
> by-now-near-institution of
> digital writing. It runs 'FuseTalk', a flexible discussion/communication piece
> of software that
> facilitates multi-threaded conversation. They also pay for articles and works
> which are
> published in their periodically published FRAME. They also run courses in
> writing, web design,
> and other topics.
> Dajuin says of his work
> "i'm a chinese composer/artisan/art historian. Nowadays i do mainly
> electroacoustic
> music/computer music/musique concrete. But concrete poetry has been my secret
> love since the
> mid-1970s. i stopped experimenting with concrete poetry in the early 80s. I
> then started making
> concrete poetry for/on the web/computer in early 1997 (site: Wonderfully
> Absurd Temple --
> pronounced "Miao Miao Miao" in chinese, believe it or not), after i learned
> the basics of
> animated GIF and web publishing.
> Two years later, i had a paradigm shift and started "Wenzi Concrete" ("words
> concrete"), which
> focuses on works that use only chinese characters, spoken words, found speech,
> found text,
> etc. -- all based on, and limited to, the chinese script system. For some of
> the pieces, it's a
> sort of "musique concrete" and "objet trouve" concepts applied to chinese
> language. it is also
> what i call "calligraphy for the future." It is also the work of a "character
> fetishist.""
> Ted Warnell primarily uses html as the material for his visual poetry.
> Speaking of poetry and
> programming, Ted's site is an interesting synthesis of language as image and
> image as language;
> interesting to have a look at the source code, often, in his work.
> ("natural language generation" resources)
> ("perl for poets" resources)
> David Ayre is doing a doctorate in Computer Science in Vancouver. In
> Computational Linguistics
> and AI, if I'm not mistaken. I first met him about 1990; we were both just
> getting into the
> study of computers. We met at a literary event, however, in Vancouver; David
> has been involved
> in The Kootenay School of Writing, which is sort of langpo north, for many
> years. He is
> currently working on what I suspect will be the world's weirdest word
> processor. An ambitious
> work in Java I look forward to experiencing.
> Kate's background is in film and philosophy. She is a gifted writer, and her
> are
> intriguing.
> Mez makes interesting programs that run on the wetware OS.
>, Helen Thorington's project, is not strictly a literary site,
> but those tend to
> be the type of literary sites I like. Turbulence has been strong in synthesis
> of arts, media,
> and programming since it started in 95 or 96. Also, check out
> which
> contains links to Helen's own work.
> Joe Keenan's DHTML poetry is beautiful, memorable, thoughtful, soulful, and
> very inventive in
> its new media. May require IE for the PC.
> David Knoebel's site combines text and sound in imaginative, writerly ways.
> David has done many
> interesting collaborations with Reiner Strasser, Ted Warnell, and others.
> I dig Christina's long scrolling works that combine writing and other media.
> Meditations on the
> cyborg and the pleasure of ruins.
> Edited by Talan Memmott and Alan Sondheim, BeeHive is where writers can go to
> be designed by
> Talan (author of Lexia to Perplexia).
> A learned, varietous, and rewarding assortment of links and works concerning
> visual/concrete
> poetry, sound poetry, historical writings on poetics, and much else. UBU Web
> is the brainchild
> of Kenneth Goldsmith. The site contains a knowledgable historical perspective
> on visual/concrete
> poetry and many links to international contemporary work. This site, along
> with Light & Dust, is
> the main repository on the Web for pre-Web poetical work of the avant garde.
> Karl Young, long time polyartist and visual poet, has put together a
> fascinating resource of
> primarily pre-web poetical avant garde work. My favorite section of the site
> is
> , a great intro to
> French lettrisme. The
> site is international with a special focus on out-of-the-way American avant
> garde from the
> sixties through the eighties. Young has also written at length about the late
> bp Nichol, a
> friend of his, who is important in Canadian letters of the synthetic avant
> garde.
> Yeah, pretty bookish still in the pov, but usually well-written.
> Alan Sondheim is an extrordinary writer.
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