I'm happy to announce my participation in The Canadian Literature Symposium KANADA KONCRETE: Verbi-Vovo-Visual Poetries in the 21st Century in Ottawa, Canada May 4th-6th 2018.
Over 3 days there will be talks, presentations and exhibitions in the field of concrete/visual poetry, discussing how the poetry has changed in the Multimedia Age.
From the CFP:
One needn’t be a technological determinist to acknowledge that something has changed in the manner we encounter ‘poetry.’ To what extent, though, have these technological changes transformed the forms and functions of poetry as such? Have they, for instance, finally produced the necessary conditions for truly ‘verbi-voco-visual’ work, a one-time dream of the modernist avant-garde? Have multimedia forms of poetry displaced more traditional forms and formats, or do they operate alongside print journals and books—mere addenda to an essentially unchanged institutionalized discourse?