Digital poet at festival
A FIFE festival is turning to technology to bring poetry to the masses.
This year’s StAnza festival is to feature a digital poet in residence using text editing tools to make poems out of i nternet browsing history in real time.
The resulting pieces are to be showcased as physical and subsequently digital installations and will provide a record of the festival and its setting in time and place.
Christodoulos Makris, who was named as one of Poetry Ireland’s “Rising Generation” of poets in 2016, has been given the task of making passages out of the digital past, a move t hat organisers believe will help to engage people with the event.
StAnza Festival director Eleanor Livingstone said: “An increased focus on digital and social media means we are really extending the reach of the festival and engaging with more people.”
StAnza lasts from Wednesday March 1 to Sunday March 5.