Io Sono At Swoons

Io Sono At Swoons is a poem/program that refreshes every forty seconds with a new iteration of text on the screen. It is virtually impossible that the reader will ever see the same poem twice. Drawing from the experience of a concussion, Io Sono presents collages of lexical fragments from various languages, including medical terminology related to the brain, which come together in compound formations rich with multilingual inflection. The poem also serves as a sound-poetry script for performance, a challenging prospect indeed, as the performer must read difficult-to-pronounce neologisms and word combinations that have never been seen before. The multilingual nature of Io Sono can be located in its code. This work grew from a dialog between the visual structure of its code and the sound of the generated text when read aloud from the browser's display.

Loss Pequeño Glazier

is the author of poems, essays, programmed and kinetic works, and has created numerous digital projects (including sound files, hypertexts, and CD-ROM publications). As a professor of media studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo, he is the director of the Electronic Poetry Center. He also organized the “E-Poetry: A Digital Poetry Festival” in 2001 and 2003. His installations have been included in “The Next Word” exhibition at the Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase (1998) and “The Brave New Word” exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2001). Recent Publications: Digital Poetics. The Making of E-Poetries (2001) and the poetry collection Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (2003).

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