on August 22, 2007
New media poetry is a different order of writing. New media poetry relies on hardware, software, and code. With this collection of 17 essays, Morris and Swiss aim to extend the work of understanding the computer as an expressive medium by adding new media poetry to the study of hypertext narrative, interactive fiction, computer games, intermedia art, and other digital art forms. They showcase a series of examples of this kind of writing and they consider ways these examples "reconfigure the familiar field of poetry by bringing back into view the vital but marginalized lineages of print and sound poetics, procedural writing, gestural abstraction and conceptual art, and activist and or utopian communities formed by emergent poetics."