In Honor of National Poetry Month

Press Release


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:52am --

VANCOUVER, Wash.- Creative media and digital culture students at Washington State University Vancouver have curated a showcase of digital poetry, "Anthropoetry: Modern Expressions of the Human Condition," that will be exhibited at the Vancouver Community Library April 23rd-26th.

The exhibition opens with a free public lecture at 7 p.m. April 23 by Dene Grigar, director and associate professor of the creative media and digital culture program. The lecture, titled "Computational Poetics," will be followed by a reception in the library atrium.

Held in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April, "Anthropoetry" explores electronic poetry reinvented and reconsidered for digital space. The poems, which celebrate shared experiences encountered throughout human life, feature artists from the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Spain. Poems will be presented in their original languages.

"These poems, though produced for reading and interacting with through computing devices, capture like traditional print poetry captures what it means to be human. What is exciting about the exhibit is that it speaks to an articulation of the poetic mind for the 21st Century," said Grigar.

The lecture is sponsored by a grant from Humanities Washington. The exhibit is sponsored by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, the creative media and digital culture program and Washington State University Vancouver.

The Vancouver Community Library is located at:
901 C Street, Vancouver.

For more information, contact Dene Grigar at