Honors Projects

Digital Poetry: Writing for the Electronic Medium


Kelsey LortzFollow


More than plain text on a screen, digital poetry is a performance and an engagement with a reader/user through text, images, videos, audio, animation, and/or game-like structures. As our technology has advanced, so has this genre evolved, now including a spectrum of sub-genres like multimedia and interactive poetry. To explore the capabilities and value of digital poetry, I created six digital poems that capture part of the spectrum. Four I adapted from poems I’ve written previously. Two I wrote and designed for the screen simultaneously. Then I reflected on the process for both, considering how the experience might have any ramifications on my traditional writing process and more ways to integrate an art form like poetry with other disciplines.


Creative Writing


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Abigail Cloud

First Advisor Department

Creative Writing

Second Advisor

Jerry Schnepp

Second Advisor Department

Visual Communication and Technology Education

Publication Date

Spring 5-2-2016