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Here’s a little recap of my project-related activities during the Summer break:
- Phase 1 concluded on May 2, 2013 with its 500th consecutive daily entry (on Eric Suzanne’s splendiferous “Into the Green Green Mud“).
- I submitted a manuscript with the first 500 entries of I ♥ E-Poetry along with a book proposal to a major academic publisher.
- I took a much needed break from daily writing, focusing on refining this project as a resource and analyzing its achievements. To fill the void from new daily content, I created a “Break Bot” to republish old entries in Twitter (via the new Twitter account: @iloveepoetry) and declared the Summer of Pedagogy.
- I moved I ♥ E-Poetry from its original Tumblr installation and its leonardoflores.net domain name to a WordPress installation and its own domain name: iloveepoetry.com. The move to WordPress allowed me to create new tools & interfaces to access the project’s content.
- I announced the partnership between I ♥ E-Poetry and the ELMCIP Knowledge Base.
- I created two Calls for Postings and developed Submission Guidelines and an Anatomy of an I ♥ E-Poetry Entry:
- An Open Call for Contributions (would you like to contribute to I ♥ E-Poetry?).
- A CFP for a series titled “The E-Lit I Love,” including a sample entry (“Leonardo Flores Loves ‘A(l)lone’ by Annie Abrahams“).
- I created a writing assignment for teachers of e-lit that could lead to publication in I ♥ E-Poetry.
- I described an emergent genre: the bot.
- At E-Poetry2013 in Kingston, I:
- Most recently, I presented “Visualizing I ♥ E-Poetry” at the Visualizing Electronic Literature Seminar at the University of Bergen.
As you may have noticed, my idea of a break isn’t that restful ;-).
Now, as the Fall 2013 semester begins, it is time to launch phase 2 of the project, to be described in my next entry.