Digital Poetics & New Hybritities with Joe Milazzo
April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Internet has exercised a profound influence over the language we use every day, and therefore the experiences we consider personal as well as the relationships we enter into with one another. But what do these social, psychological and social changes mean for poetry? From Flarf to machine language (code), happy autocomplete accidents, tweets (and retweets), appropriation, emojis, image macros, and animated GIFs, the first two decades of the 21st Century have witnessed a proliferation of new poetic strategies and forms. In this intensive survey, we will explore the various ways in which contemporary poets and artists draw inspiration from online culture. This course will consist largely of presentation and discussion of various model “texts.”
Joe Milazzo is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie, two volumes of poetry — The Habiliments and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places — and several chapbooks (most recently, @p_roblem_s). His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Prelude, Tammy, Texas Review and elsewhere. He is also an Associate Editor for Southwest Review and the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Surveyor Books. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, and his virtual location is http://www.joe-milazzo.com.