I ♥ E-Poetry Nominated for 2012 DH Awards

I am happy to announce that this blog has been nominated for a 2012 DH Award in the “Best DH blog, article, or short publication” category. This is already a great honor: in addition to being nominated by my peers, the nominations were vetted and selected by a committee for inclusion in the ballot.

Now it is up to you to support the blog’s nomination with your vote— just click on the title of the posting above to go to the voting page. You’ll have to enter your name and e-mail, which will only be used to ensure authenticity and avoid multiple votes from a single person. The ballots will remain open until February 17, 2013.

I have also created an “About” page for this blog, included below:

About I ♥ E-Poetry:

This scholarly blog was launched on December 19, 2011 as a constraint to read and critically reflect upon a work of e-poetry every day, leading me to revisit known works, discover new ones, and expand my knowledge of this emergent poetic genre.

It is also designed as quick reference for those unfamiliar with e-poetry, with concise entries that provide poetic, technological, and theoretical contexts, close readings of the poems, and some strategies for readers to approach the work. This last aspect is an important part of my current work as an academic: to broaden the audience base for e-literature, both within and outside of academia. In order to extend its potential audiences, the blog uses a social blogging platform, Tumblr, and it broadcasts its content on two social networks: Facebook and Twitter.

I ♥ E-Poetry is developing a worldwide audience, receiving over 19,000 page views and more than 5,600 unique visitors since its launch, according to Google Analytics data collected on February 4, 2012. It has been adopted in courses, used in comprehensive exam lists, reviewed in scholarly websites, and is currently being integrated with the ELMCIP Knowledge Base—a multinational research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).

It is worth noting that I have not missed a single day of postings since launching the blog, which brings the total number to over 400 entries. Interested in exploring this ever growing database? Visit the Now Reading page for a list of publications & writers covered, browse the archive for a chronological overview, do a site search, use its tagging system, get a random entry, or read it as new material is posted.

Every day.