March 2019 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

The Poem Electric: Technology and the American Lyric Seth Perlow


Paperback | Mar 2019 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517903664 | 304pp | 216x140mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$40.99, NZD$47.99

Examining a broad array of electronics — from radio to telephone to modern-day web browsers — Seth Perlow considers how these technologies transform poems that aren’t normally considered “digital.” Posing a necessary challenge to the privilege of information in the digital humanities, Perlow develops new ways of reading poetry, alongside and against the electronic equipment that is now ubiquitous in our world.