The workshop featured a talk and Q&A with Annelyse Gelman, founder and editor of Midst poetry—a digital journal publishing poems in the form of interactive timelapses that show the author’s writing process. Gelman discussed the origins of Midst; the technology used for the journal and the developing app; and the responses of users and readers.
Stacey Park, a Claremont Graduate University Ph.D. student in English and a 2019/2020 DH@CC Research Studio Fellow, also led a discussion that considered other related trends in DH, including instapoetry and products of electronic literature. What does poetry have to gain or lose in the digital age? Both offline and online, academic and non-academic discourse is divided about issues related to various iterations of poetry in the digital age. How do we want to weigh in?
For those who couldn’t attend, a recording of the session is available here.