Monday, October 27, 2008

Bowery Poetry Club is pleased to announce their first Digital-Poet-in-Residence- Dr. Christopher Funkhouser


Chris Funkhouser, Steven Taylor, Allen Ginsberg and Chris Ide
Boulder, July 16, 1987 
Photo by Steve Miles



Over the next year BPC will commission a series of digital poems. These poems will reside in the front window of the BPC. As part of their new media outreach, BPC has installed a digital display to bring cut-edge digital poems to the Bowery.

To Check out the project Click Here.

Dr. Christopher Funkhouser is a poet, scholar, and multimedia artist who teaches in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. A leading researcher in the developing genre of digital poetry, Funkhouser was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar atMultimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, in 2006; in 2007 he was on the faculty of the summer writing program at Naropa University. He is a member of the scientific review committee of the digital literature journal regards croises, based at Universite Paris 8, and has produced and edited many online and printed publications, including an early Internet-based poetry magazine, (We 17, 1993), the first literary journal on CD-ROM in the United States (The Little Magazine, Vol. 21, 1995), and ConVERSations with Nathaniel Mackey (1999). Since 1986 he has been an editor with We Press, with whom he has produced poetry in a variety of media.

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