Poetry. As our material face-to-face world, threatened from so many directions, slips into potentially infinite virtual spaces...where have we gone? This slippage has happened suddenly, worldwide, and we do not know whether it renders humankind irrelevant, serves as an escape from apocalyptic problems, or is to be welcomed as a new direction for human life. For Strickland, poetry shares with mathematics and code a "proclivity for extreme semantic condensation within a formalized language structure," and is thus her chosen instrument to track this enormous, increasingly invisible dragon-in-the-room stalking our time.
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Stephanie Strickland's nine books of poetry include RINGING THE CHANGES (Counterpath, 2019), HOW THE UNIVERSE ID MADE: POEMS NEW & SELECTED (Ahsahta Press, 2019), V : WAVETERCETS / LOSING L'UNA (SpringGun Press, 2014) DRAGON LOGIC (Ahsata Press, 2013), ZONE : ZERO (Ahsahta Press, 2008), and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also published 11 digital poems, most recently "House of Trust," with Ian Hatcher, a generative poem in praise of free public libraries, and "Hours of the Night," an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep, with M.D. Coverley. Strickland is a long-time Director of the Electronic Literature Organization and co-editor of the first Electronic Literature Collection. Her work across print and multiple media is being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA