“I ♥ E-Poetry is largely an educational project, developing into a reference of electronic literature that aims for encyclopedic scope of its coverage.
It is designed for newcomers to these genres, scholars who need a quick reference, and educators interested in teaching e-lit in their courses. “
The project has a blog, from which came the above quote, and also a facebook page.
It is a fabulous, expanding, resource.
One place where there is an excellent collection of eMedia to explore is in the archive of the online magazine Born which:
“From 1996 until its retirement in 2011, Born connected over 900 contributors, generating an extraordinary record of collaboration between literary arts and multimedia.”
There are many different types of eLit to investigate here, including pieces analysed in Poetic Machines such as the interactive ePoem ‘Fallow’, and the best thing is to visit and see what’s there… http://archive.bornmagazine.org/
There appears to be to be far more written about ePoetry, and electronic literature in general, than there are examples of the form and it was refreshing to find a thesis that not only provides a cogent exploration of what defines ePoetry but does so primarily by an examination of specific examples.
Jeneen Naji’s Poetic Machines: an investigation into the impact of the characteristics of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. (Sep 2012) is essential reading and her fluid, clear style makes this a very pleasant experience.
I particularly like her inclusion of a useful timeline with significant dates in the history of electronic literature, and expect to find myself referring to her work frequently in future explorations.