ELO President Joe Tabbi’s post in the On the Human Forum got me thinking about the differences between practitioners and scholars. Not that his post discusssed those differences, but rather the follow up comments seemed to highlight at various junctions a somewhat sharp divide.
So I’m curious about what others, those lovely readers and writers of NetPoetics think of the following:
In the last few years, have the number of self-professed e-lit/digital poetry AUTHORS/ARTISTS increased or descreased (including venues for work and/or work published anywhere)?
In the last few years, have the number of self-professed e-lit/digital poetry THEORISTS/CRITICS increased or descreased (including books/articles/forums etc on the study of electronic literature)?
What about the differences between digital poets and digital fiction writers. I know these boundaries are murky. But are their divisions in the E-lit community along those grounds? And are there any trends in digital poetry or fiction?
Please do comment with an answer.