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I ♥ E-Poetry is about love – for poetry in electronic and digital media, for poetry on and off the page, for poetry wherever it can be found, and more generally for what happens to language and literary expression in digital media. E-Poetry (using this most encompassing of definitions) is about many things, including love in all its expressions: familiar, romantic, of language, of media, of the self and the other, of the others, of all.
So to commemorate Valentine’s day I have compiled a brief selection of love e-poems reviewed in I ♥ E-Poetry:
- Young-Hae Chang’s “The Struggle Continues” is a hip manifesto for love and how the struggle for love continues.
- David Jhave Johnston’s suite of 6 quirky love poems titled “Sooth” was reviewed in a 3-part series 2 years ago:
- Lello Masucci’s “I Love You” explodes this expression into a simulated three-dimensional and multilingual space.
- For those interested in some alternative (and speculative) sexiness, there are two “Taroko Gorge” remixes worth checking out:
- M.D. Coverley’s hypertext e-poem “Eclipse Louisiana” weaves together different expressions of love at various points in the speaker’s life.
- Judy Malloy’s narrabase fictions weave in love stories with multiple narrative threads and reward readers with characters that cross over from one work to another, offering closure to lingering questions about their relationships.
- Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar’s e-poem “While Chopping Red Peppers“ is brimming with understated and indirectly expressed familial love.
- With “Opacité” Serge Bouchardon, the i-Trace Collective, and Léonard Dumas show us how a little opacity in human relationships can benefit the relationship and enhance desire.
- In “He Said She Said” Alan Bigelow portrays a crisis in a marriage framed by some ways in which love has become ritualized in Western culture.
- And for those who are scorned in love, Cee-Lo Green’s kinetic typography video “Fuck You” will have you smiling and dancing along with the words on the screen.
There’s more to be found, but this is a fun start. If you’re left wanting more, search this blog for words like “love” and “sex” and you’ll be on the right track.
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