E-Poetry Festival 2013
The first E-Poetry Festival took place in 2001 in Buffalo, USA. This makes it one of the first and longest- running festival celebrating new, experimental and leading works in digital poetics. It is bi-annual and in 2013 it was celebrated at Kingston University, alongside additional events taking place at Tate Britain, the Poetry Centre and the Watermans Art Centre from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013.
We had a rich programme starting with the Pedagogic Colloquium, and continuing with different panels of artists’ talks, scholarly papers, performances and the exhibition. Practice has always been the leading force of E-Poetry, this is the reason to curate the exhibition Words Unstable On The Table with the submission of works to the festival.
One of the characteristics of the Festival is its multicultural appeal. For this particular event we had presenters from the UK, Russia, Peru, Slovakia, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Greece, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Hong Kong, Argentina, Poland, and Latvia, as well as the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, France, Australia, Canada, and the US. Previous festivals have taken place in the US, UK, France, and Spain.
I organised and chaired the festival at Kingston Univeristy in collaboration with
Dr Loss Pequeño Glazier, Artistic Director of the E-Poetry Festivals and Director of the Electronic Poetry Center, the E-Poetry advisory board; Irini Papadimitriou, Head of New Media Arts Development at the Watermans Art Centre; Tate Britain, The Poetry Centre and with the support of Kingston Writing School (KWS); the Practice Research Unit (PRU); the School of Performance & Screen Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS), Kingston University and the Watermans Art Centre.
Review of the festival
Review by Judy Malloy- Authoring Software coverage of E-Poetry 2013