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Winter 2017

Lit Bits: Electronic literature on the web

Redshift & Portalmetal” by Micha Cárdenas. Your planet is dying. You have an apparent choice: travel to the Ice Planet and start over, or stay and try to help. Every layer of this piece is rich with video, audio, and a textual narrative that triangulates between science fiction, philosophy, and a sort of future-tending Romanticism.

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, an Interactive Poem was created and conceived by the High Muck a Muck Collective. You enter this gorgeously illustrated and written story by clicking on a lottery card–an appropriate visual metaphor for taking your chances on a narrative that determines itself as … » More …

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Spring 2015

New and Noteworthy

Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era by T.V. Reed  :: Routledge, 2014 :: T.V. Reed, a WSU English and American studies professor, examines the impact of digital communication and the Internet on how we live.

Whole in the Clouds by Kristine Kibbee ’00 :: The Zharmae Publishing Press, 2014 :: Cora Catlin, the unhappy orphan protagonist in Kibbee’s debut novel, and her dog Motley discover the meaning of friendship and a magical world in the clouds.

Two Bits and Odd Days by Thomas A. Springer ’86 :: 2014 :: Springer, a Tacoma high school teacher and creative writer, offers a … » More …

Summer 2010

Shall I Eat a Peach?

At the risk of sounding either shopworn (which I hope I’m not) or like a Luddite (my identification with said philosophy depending on the day of the week), the thing I’m most looking forward to in “retirement,” besides being able to focus full-time on farming and my craft, is being able to go as long as I want without having to stare at this computer screen.

Don’t get me wrong. This computer is a marvelous thing. Besides serving as a super-charged typewriter, it gathers all sorts of information, almost effortlessly, in far less time than that outmoded method of reading books and poring through abstracts … » More …