Cyber Poetry

Nevada Humanities and the Vegas Valley Book Festival are launching poetry into the vast digital universe with a group of brave poets stepping out into cyberspace. The First Friday Poetry Cyber Launch, to be held in Las Vegas on October 4, 2013, has poets Gretchen Henderson, Dana Killmeyer, Joan Robinson, Shaun Christensen, Jamison Crabtree, and Harry Fagel sharing their poems though video, text, images, and audio presentations that are linked to a QR code. A QR (quick response code) is a readable bar code design that users can download directly to their cell phone.  The QR codes are included in a t-shirt design and distributed on buttons, allowing digital technology to take poetry beyond the page.