21st Century Poetics & Social Media
This six-week workshop offers a brief history and introduction to the intersection of new media and poetry. We will read and write poetry that crosses boundaries and engages modern technology and media tools to make poetry more accessible and appeal to a broader audience. Students will study the work of a new generation of tech-savvy young writers, who are transforming poetry by combining graphics, video, podcasting and other social media with traditional creative processes. Through innovative prompts and resources, students will learn to create their own unique platforms to diversify and modernize their poetry and reach surprising new audiences and markets.