Posts Tagged: experimental lit

Names Are Always the First Lock on Any Cage: Talking with Dolan Morgan

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Dolan Morgan discusses his latest short story collection, Insignificana, losing his favorite jacket, Internet comments, and the ending of Lost.

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In Defense of Twitter Poetry

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Twitter is like a digital notebook for collecting observations, Rhys Nixon describes over at Entropy, making it an ideal platform for poetry and expression. Twitter also combines humor and absurdism, two elements often overlooked in more conventional literature. But perhaps the most significant characteristic of Twitter is the collaborative process essential to all creative forms. […]

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W8ing for Godot

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Poet Sophia La Fraga translated Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot into Emoji and shorthand texts and then performed the translation with poet Trisha Low. W8ING, as La Fraga has titled the interpretation, defies categorization but combines performance, translation, and technology. Yahoo! News sent tech writer Rob Walker to find out more: That play is in […]

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Understanding Experimental Writing

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Too often new writers expect experimental fiction simply means abnormal page layouts, says Sequoia Nagamatsu, an editor for Psychopomp. Writing in The Review Review, Nagamatsu explores a better definition: In other words, a successful literary experiment (regardless of whether that experiment resembles realist fiction or your Settlers of Catan board) has to do more than […]

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Experiment with Literature

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If you’ve grown up on canonical realist fiction, it can take a while to get used to the taste of experimental literature. But LitReactor’s Cath Murphy, after enduring slander against her adventurous side no less vicious than “Cath never likes anything experimental,” has compiled a list of books that take death-defying risks with form and […]

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