ELO Electronic Literature Organization

The Winners!

Fiction short list

Poetry short list:
John Cayley
Hilary Mosher-Buri
Dane Watkins
Komninos Zervos
judge's comments


Judging criteria

2001 Awards Ceremony


The Minotaur Project
by Kim White

The Minotaur Project is a cluster of four poems fused with image, movement and sound. It is part of a hypermedia novel in verse that explores contemporary issues of identity using the framework of classical myth. Minotaur appears as a fragmented persona confined in the computer's labyrinth. It attempts to understand self and others (specifically Kore, the main character in this verse novel) without that primary means of connection to the sensate world, the body.

Readers can view this title online at home.earthlink.net/~theminotaurproject. It requires the current Flash plug-in to be read.

Kim White
Kim White

Kim White's collection of prose poems, Scratching for Something, was published in 1998 by A Quarto Book (Columbia University Creative Writing Center.) The Minotaur Project is excerpted from her work in progress: a hypermedia novel in verse which explores identity using the classical myth as framework. She's received awards from the Academy of American Poets and The Forbes Foundation.


ELO acknowledges the support of our global sponsor, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation for their generous support of the Electronic Literature Directory project. We also thank our hosts at UCLA: the Center for Digital Humanities, the English Department, the Design| Media Arts Department, the School of the Arts and Architecture, and SINAPSE. We thank also the Illinois Humanities Council and the Illinois Arts Council, who supported the 2001-2002 Interactions program, 2001 Awards and founding sponsor ZDNet and founding sponsor NBCi.