“Poetry is more than a creature of voice, hand, and press, as Chasar shows with verve, wit, insight, and sparkling detail. The public life of poetry in the twentieth-century United States is also a secret history of multimedia. Each medium remakes poetry. And poetry, in turn, remakes the media in which we live, move, and breathe. I love this book!”
~John Durham Peters, author of The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media
We are continuing our celebration of National Poetry Month with Poetry Unbound: Poems and New Media from the Magic Lantern to Instagram, by Mike Chasar. In this work, Chasar explores how poetry has played a vibrant and culturally significant role by adapting to and shaping new media technologies in complex, unexpected, and powerful ways. Ranging from Citizen Kane to Leave It to Beaver to best-selling Instapoet Rupi Kaur, this book reveals poetry’s ability to find new audiences and meanings in media forms with which it has often been thought to be incompatible.
Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free copy of this work! Come back on Thursday to learn what inspired Chasar’s work in his guest blog and Friday to read an excerpt from the introduction.
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