issue 2

BPL

In October 2008, Stephen McLaughlin, Gregory Laynor, and Vladimir Zykov published Issue 1, a 3,785-page document featuring almost as many poets. The pdf was posted at forgodot.com. The poems were produced by a poem generator called Erika, or Erica T. Carter.

The ISSUE 2 document is a collection of the blog posts and comments that responded to the project and/or responded to responses about the project and/or responded to issues that were raised within the discussion (419 pages).

The BPL document is a collection of the comments that were made on the Buffalo Poetics Listserv regarding Issue 1 in the month of October 2008 (111 pages).

This document was compiled at the same time as the conversation took place. Cut-off date was October 31, 2008.

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gender

In November 2007, Chicago Review 53:2/3 published an essay called Numbers Trouble, written by Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young. This was, in part, a response to Jennifer Ashton's essay Our Bodies, Our Poems, published in American Literary History 19.1. Spahr, Young and Ashton discussed the representation of women in the poetry world, among many other things. This conversation led to a debate among poet bloggers and poet blog commenters.

The GENDER document is a collection of the blog posts and comments that responded to the articles and/or responded to responses about the articles and/or responded to issues that were raised within the discussion (236 pages).

This document was compiled during and shortly after and conversation took place.

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race

missing

In May 2006, Michael Magee read his poem "Their Guys, Their Asian Glittering Guys, Are Gay" at David Buuck’s house in Oakland, California. The poem appeared in Magee’s book Mainstream published by blazeVOX books in April 2006 and was posted on his Flarf blog Mainstream Poetry on May 18, 2006. This poem sparked a debate among poet bloggers and poet blog commenters.

The RACE document is a collection of the blog posts and comments that responded to the poem and/or responded to responses about the poem and/or responded to issues that were raised within the discussion (152 pages).

The missing document contains parts of the conversation that were deleted from the internet between the time of their posting and the time of my archiving. This includes the comments from Kasey Mohammad’s blog Lime Tree and Pamela Lu’s blog posts at openreader (101 pages).

This document was compiled a year and a half after the conversation took place.

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