For this issue, Currents conducted a
survey of e-poets prominent in their field.
Below are their unedited responses.
our survey respondents:
How do you define your work--what categorizations/classifications
(traditional or otherwise) would you use to distinguish
e-poetry in general and your work in particular?
What are you doing in e-poetry that cannot be done in more
traditional modes (such as linear paper)?
If you "collaborate" with others (for instance, outsource
particular technological aspects of a "poem"), do you feel
this affects the poem's "authorship?"
are your readers and how are you interacting with them?
How is youraudience similar to and/or different from that
of the traditional poet's?
What excites you about this new medium for poetry? And what
particular drawbacks (if any) does working with electronic
are you integrating/embracing other media such as sound,
animation, and navigation?
What kind of aesthetic is emerging in the field?
What do you think the future holds for e-poets and e-poetry?