April 21, 2007, 4-6 PM, Segue Reading Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery at Bleecker, New York City

Event Guest-Curated by Loss Pequeño Glazier. Featuring Aya Karpinska, Elizabeth Knipe, and Jim Rosenberg. Shawn Rider, Respondent. Tim Peterson, Series Curator

Live performances, talks, and discussion about New Media art forms, issues, and poetics in a cordial setting. Poetry is on the move ... catch a glimpse of present poetic forms in action! This event seeks to further conversation about poetics through its sampling in digital forms. Join us for an historic presentation of digital poetics featuring an engaging mix of foundational and emerging digital poets!

About the participants: Aya Karpinska (http://technekai.com) is a digital media artist and interaction designer. She is the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Brown University Fellowship in Electronic Writing. Elizabeth Knipe (www.dreamdilation.com) is an engaging interdisciplinary artist. She is digital poet and experimental video artist who entertains an interest in physical electronic installations. Jim Rosenberg (http://www.well.com/user/jer) has been working in non-linear poetic forms in one medium or another since 1966 and is one of the foundational figures in digital poetry. His best-known work is Intergrams. Shawn Rider (http://www.shawnrider.com) is a writer, artist, teacher and programmer, currently working as a Web Technologist for PBS TeacherLine. He is also the owner and Editor in Chief of GamesFirst.com, a long-running independent videogame review website. Loss Pequeño Glazier (http://writing.upenn.edu/epc/authors/glazier) is a digital poet, professor of Media Study, and Founder and Director of the Electronic Poetry Center. He is the author of the digitally-informed poetry collection Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (Salt Press) and the digital theory treatise Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries (Alabama UP). Tim Peterson (http://mappemunde.typepad.com/) is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press). He edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and currently curates part of the Segue Reading Series in New York.

About the LEA issue: The Leonardo Electronic Almanac New Media Poetry and Poetics Special issue is described as follows: "LEA leaps into yet another bold foray, this time revolving around the world of new media poetics. Bursting at the cyber-seams, a spiffy collection of essays by myriad authors await. The proud guest editor of this edition is Tim Peterson and he has woven together a marvelous mix featuring Loss Pequeño Glazier, John Cayley with Dimitri Lemmerman, Lori Emerson, Philippe Bootz, Manuel Portela, Stephanie Strickland, Mez, Maria Engberg and Matthias Hillner." The issue is available online at http://leoalmanac.org/journal/vol_14/lea_v14_n05-06.

Join us on April 21st for this celebration of LEA, the poetics of the present, and the diversity of digital forms!