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Poetry Machines : Letters for a Near Future

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“A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.” — William Carlos Williams

This collection of lyric essays asks a series of questions on poetry and the intersections of other forms of visual art such as cinema, video art, and new media. In particular, the collection ponders the Kimchi Poetry Machine, a tangible poetry jar the author created in 2014 with the hope of an embodied and feminist poetry digital future. From literary criticism of Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’, Teresa Hak Kyung Cha’s ‘Dictee’, and Emily Dickinson’s “envelope” poems, to meditations on poetic films by Trinh Minh-Ha and Aneesh Chaganty, the collection explores how poetry is embodied within image and cinematic form. Exploring electronic literature, the collection meditates on e-literature, and how Black Twitter and how other forms of social media exemplify the pressing need for poetry. Grappling with the creation of a feminist poetry machine ‘Poetry Machines: Letters for a Near Future’ explores the definition, stakes, and interventions of poetry in our digital age

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Margaret Rhee

Margaret Rhee is a poet, scholar, and new media artist. Her debut poetry collection Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine and awarded a 2018 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the 2019 Best Book Award in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association. Her poetry chapbooks include Yellow and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love. From 2018 - 2019, she was a College Fellow in Digital Practice in the English Department at Harvard University and currently is a member of MetaLab @ Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic studies with a designated emphasis in new media studies and her BA in English from the University of Southern California.. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and leads Palah 파랗 Light Lab, a creative space that fosters poetry, participation, and pedagogy through technology and equity.

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“A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.” — William Carlos Williams

This collection of lyric essays asks a series of questions on poetry and the intersections of other forms of visual art such as cinema, video art, and new media. In particular, the collection ponders the Kimchi Poetry Machine, a tangible poetry jar the author created in 2014 with the hope of an embodied and feminist poetry digital future. From literary criticism of Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’, Teresa Hak Kyung Cha’s ‘Dictee’, and Emily Dickinson’s “envelope” poems, to meditations on poetic films by Trinh Minh-Ha and Aneesh Chaganty, the collection explores how poetry is embodied within image and cinematic form. Exploring electronic literature, the collection meditates on e-literature, and how Black Twitter and how other forms of social media exemplify the pressing need for poetry. Grappling with the creation of a feminist poetry machine ‘Poetry Machines: Letters for a Near Future’ explores the definition, stakes, and interventions of poetry in our digital age

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