Sign Up for the Future: Procedural Poetry

There are a few spaces available in Fordham's Procedural Poetry Workshop class to be held at Lincoln Center in Fall 2015. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that job openings will increase steadily for writers and editors with supplemental experience in new media and in related fields including graphic design, web design, and multimedia.  Learn cutting edge skills and work on poetry that is changing how the written word is generated and read.

ENGL 3017, Section 10    
Digital Creative Writing: Procedural Poetry  
Lincoln Center: Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm 

This course introduces students to the history and practice of procedural poetry: poems made by rules, constraints, appropriation and chance. In particular, the course focuses on teaching students how to use the Python programming language to create computer programs that produce poetry. Programming tutorials will be interspersed with readings from well-known practitioners in the field, focusing on technique, historical context and theory. No previous programming experience is required.   

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, experimental writer, educator and game designer who lives in Brooklyn. A graduate of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, her teaching and practice center around digital poetics, procedural design, and Internet culture.