Rachel Blau Duplessis

Over the 2008-2009 academic year, I got to work with Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Rachel is a feminist poet, literary critic, and editor of some great collections of modern poetry. A prolific writer and deeply interested in the avant garde movement … Continue reading

Goodreads

I have always felt pressure to find good books to read because everything in life takes on more importance when I am reading a finely woven piece of literature. I don’t know that I have actually had trouble identifying good … Continue reading

Digital Humanities Blog Carnival, Presidents Day edition

Welcome back to the Digital Humanities Blog Carnival. This entry comprises the second edition, the February 2011 edition. Today is Presidents Day in the United States, which means that those of us employed by state institutions of higher learning have … Continue reading

documenting your (web) persona

MIT labs and Aaron Zinman created a digital installation that creates your online genome, a visual representation of how the web sees you. Part art installation, part critique, Personas | Metropath(ologies) exploits the fact that there are likely several people … Continue reading

PennSound

Poets are social critics by default. That is, since not very many of us take the same care to craft our daily language that poets do, poets often are (or see themselves as) outsiders. And as outsiders, many poets are … Continue reading