July 28, 2000
A Web Site Grows New Poems, Sometimes Right Before Readers' Eyes
SUNY-Buffalo's Electronic Poetry Center connects poets and scholars from around the world
In "grain: a prairie poem," lowercase g's scatter across the computer screen like seeds on the wind. They plant themselves in a row along the bottom of the page, their tails growing like stalks of wheat, their oval heads filling with smaller g's like winged seeds that then burst into the air to begin the process again.
The poem, by Darren Wershler-Henry, is a new, digital incarnation of