Loss Pequeño Glazier

Poet Loss Pequeño Glazier is Director of the Electronic Poetry Center (http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc), Professor, and Webmaster, College of Arts & Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. The Electronic Poetry Center (EPC) has been listed in the PMLA, twice selected as the Chronicle of Higher Education's Internet site for the day, hailed in Publisher's Weekly as the "mother of all poetry webs," reviewed in Postmodern Culture 8, no. 1 (1997), and called "the first, and in many ways still the best, serious poetry site" in American Book Review 19, no. 3 (March-April 1998). As Director of the EPC, Glazier has worked to develop web content, making substantial poetry resources available online, and to engage the emerging multimedia environment of the Internet.

Glazier's critical focus centers on the dynamics of online writing and on how writing in electronic space can be informed by innovative poetries. This view, evidenced by essays such as "Jumping to Occlusions" and his numerous presented papers, has led him to explore the possibilities of the World Wide Web as ad hoc library, publishing apparatus, distribution mechanism, cultural arena, public recitation space, performance space where one can witness contemporary transformations in language and ways of writing.

Glazier, a native of the Tejano and Mexican-American culture of south Texas, is the author of a forthcoming book on digital poetics as well as the collections Leaving Loss Glazier, The Parts, Small Press: An Annotated Guide, and numerous published poems, essays, and kinetic works. Online works include numerous edited collections (such as "A Hannah Weiner Tribute," "Robert Creeley: A 70th Birthday Celebration," "Assembling Alternatives," "Oh No Orono," and "For Larry Eigner"), sound files, the online hypertextual poem, "E: Poem for HTML" and the CD-ROM publication "5 Pieces for Sound File" (The Little Magazine). Recent works include "Viz Études," a series of performances that present a reading and projection of a number of visual, kinetic, text, and Java-based compositions for electronic space (see also http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier/), works which mine the more pliant possibilities of e-poetry and explore the material dimensions of writing in electronic space through the use of elements such as moving text, imbedded sound files, and Java-layered text as properties of writing.

This speaker appears in Electronic Literature in the University.