Poem Flow for iPhone

Posted by Robert Peake.

I found myself in a meeting today with my boss and several other tech-savvy colleagues, discussing the educational and productivity-enhancing implications of various new technologies. When we got around to the iPad, I mentioned its potential to bring some sizzle to literature–possibly in ways the Kindle cannot. I whipped out my iPod Touch, fired up… Read more »

Website Redesigned

Posted by Robert Peake.

Announcing a new look-and-feel for this site, a transition to WordPress, and showing off ten years of site designs.

Interviewed on Public Radio About Poetry and Technology

Posted by Robert Peake.

KPCC aired a program on their “Cyberfrequencies” segment today about the relationship between poetry and new media–particularly, Twitter. Having read a previous post on this site about the inherent disconnect I sense between the always-on babble-stream of new media, and the deliberate relationship to language I crave in poetry, producer Jackson Musker asked me to… Read more »

The Coherence of Poetry (and Sarah Palin’s Tweets)

Posted by Robert Peake.

In a reprise of William Shatner’s spoken-word rendering of excerpts from Sarah Palin’s Gubernatorial resignation speech, the actor of Star Trek fame returned to NBC last night, at Conan O’Brien’s request, this time to interpret Palin’s Twitter Tweets as “poetry.” Take a look: Sadly, this is what so many Americans have come to believe is… Read more »

A Week in Hyperdrive

Posted by Robert Peake.

Normally, as the weeks roll by, I get up early to write, read in the evenings after work, and collect the occasional acceptance or rejection slip from the mailbox. By contrast, this week felt like the equivalent of some kind of poetry hyperdrive, including: Receiving two rejection slips on the same day. Being asked to… Read more »

Poetry and Productivity

Posted by Robert Peake.

I would not have been able to complete an MFA in writing poetry while holding down a job as a technology executive had I not been a longtime practitioner of the GTD® methodology. In a recently released podcast, David Allen, my boss and the inventor of GTD, asked me about how the GTD concept of… Read more »

Quantified Aesthetics?

Posted by Robert Peake.

Never before in human history has such potential existed for the large-scale digital analysis of text. Thanks to the Google search engine index of the world wide web, and the emerging Google Books project, which aims to index books, an enormous amount of text exists in indexed digital form, and this base is growing constantly…. Read more »