The image macro. Internet poetry. How can are these concepts impacting and changing poetry? That question is impossible to answer at this point–but one thing is for sure–it’s definitely rewiring the way people interact and read poetry. One of the people on the forefront of this is Michael Hessel-Mial. He’s the editor of an “influential” poetry Tumblr called Internet Poetry. Yes, some of the submissions he selects only gets a few notes, others get 40,000. He mostly selects text and […]
How did this happen? The alt lit master of ceremonies, Steve Roggenbuck, was in the NY Times Style Magazine this past weekend.
Alt Lit Gossip gathered some of the best alt lit stories from the past year or so and threw them into one convenient PDF. You might recognize a few names like Frank Hinton or Richard Chiem–both have books out very soon. Ben Brooks and Sam Pink and Megan Boyle are alt lit mainstays. You probably won’t recognize someone like LK Shaw or Justin Carter or Spencer Madsen–they only have a few indie e-chaps to their names, but all signs point […]
Lexicon Devils: What Exactly is Alt Lit? A Conversation With Frank Hinton, Noah Cicero and Stephen Tully Dierks
What does it mean to affix the “alt” tag to something? Is it a reaction? A sign of the changing times? That’s the very question we’re asking about alt lit.