Stephanie Strickland’s 10 books of poetry include How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (2019) and Ringing the Changes (2020), a code-generated project for print based on the ancient art of tower bell-ringing. Other books include Dragon Logic and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil.
Strickland’s 12 collaborative digital works include slippingglimpse, a poem that maps text to Atlantic wave patterns; the Vniverse app for iPad, interactive companion to the print V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una; Sea and Spar Between, a poem generator paired with Duels—Duets, a companion generator reflecting on Sea and Spar’s composition and paired also with cut to fit the toolspun course, the Sea and Spar code glossed. Recent work includes Liberty Ring! (2020), interactive companion to Ringing the Changes; House of Trust, a generative poem in praise of free public libraries; and Hours of the Night, an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep.
Strickland’s folio, For the Pandemics—Say What?, was selected for Tupelo Press’s Four Quartets: Poetry in the Pandemic (forthcoming). A member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, Strickland co-edited Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1, and her work across print and multiple media is being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. http://stephaniestrickland.com
Press and Media Mentions
- Appreciate Sarah Whitcomb Laiola's thoughtful assessment in electronic book review: "While Ringing the Changes is not explicitly a work of computational poetry that aims to dismantle racist logics and architectures, it is a work that uses computational architectures—another invisible and covert system of logic that structures our world—to evoke resonant, cultural patterns through seemingly random juxtaposition of texts. The textual data feeding this algorithm and surfacing, as poetry, according to mathematical patterns address a range of topics: reflections on art and media, histories of information and its categorization, lessons in computational logic and quantum physics, discussions of technologies and textiles, and narratives of storytelling and/as human movement. The poetry that emerges, then, is a deftly woven text/ile that brings together such disparate elements so that each might resonate beyond its own (con)textual limits."