Creativity and Writing in Digital Media

New Frontiers and Cutting Edges


  • Stephanie Strickland
  • M. D. Coverley Irvine Valley College



electronic literature, digital media, new media, poetry, elo, elmcip


The article reviews the impact of digital environments on written modes and practices, with a focus on online collaborative works and “born digital” creations. Examples of these works and relevant Web sites are provided, in addition to learning activities for involving students in electronic environments. The pervasiveness of electronic contexts in our public and private lives means that writers and teachers of writing are now able to rethink all genres of communicative activity, written or spoken, and how these are deeply influenced or entirely reformed by digital media.

Author Biographies

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland has published six books of print poetry, most recently Zone : Zero (which includes two interactive poems on CD ), and seven electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between, a poetry generator written with Nick Montfort. She has a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an M.S. in Information Science from Pratt Institute. A member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, she co-edited volume 1 of the Electronic Literature Collection. Her next volume of print poetry, Dragons Green & Blue, is forthcoming in 2013.

M. D. Coverley, Irvine Valley College

Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink writes hypermedia fiction as M. D. Coverley. Her full-length interactive, electronic novel, Califia (2000), is available on CD -ROM from Eastgate Systems. Her most recent work, Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day was published in 2006. Coverley’s current work-in-progress is Tin Towns and Other Excel Fictions. She has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Luesebrink is a Professor at Irvine Valley College and has taught online classes in literature and creative writing since 2000. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.



How to Cite

Strickland, S., & Coverley, M. D. (2012). Creativity and Writing in Digital Media: New Frontiers and Cutting Edges. Writing and Pedagogy, 4(2), 345–354.



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