Thomas Swiss, Editor
Ingrid Ankerson, Associate Editor/Designer
Benjamin Basan, Assistant Editor

The Iowa Review Web



Jay David Bolter
Robert Coover
Sean Cubitt
Johanna Drucker
Caitlin Fisher
Lisa Gitelman
N. Katherine Hayles
Shelley Jackson
Steve Jones
Brooks Landon
Christopher Merrill
Dee Morris
Stuart Moulthrop
Carrie Noland
Marjorie Perloff
Rita Raley
David Silver
Brian Kim Stefans


David Hamilton
Christopher Merrill


The Iowa Review Web is sponsored by the English Department at the University of Iowa. Publishing electronic literature since 1999, the site is well-known for its commitment to new writing.

Starting in 2002, TIR Web expanded. It now includes--along with electronic literature--other varieties of experimental writing and art. It also features interviews with innovative writers, and critical articles and essays.

Each issue of TIR Web includes work from both The Iowa Review and 91° Meridian, published by the International Writing Program.

TIR Web adds new work every three months. Much of this work is solicited by the editors and members of the Advisory Board.

Because of limited resources and staff, we are currently unable to consider work by writers who have not published previously in major journals or electronic venues. If you would like us to consider your work, please send us a query email.

In this query, please include: relevant autobiographical information and a brief description of your work in general; information about the work you would like to submit to TIR Web, including, when appropriate, the URL of the work.


Ingrid Ankerson
Associate Editor



Ingrid Ankerson is a graphic designer for The NeuronFarm,LLC, a company which creates web-based educational software. She is co-founder and editor of the New Media Journal Poems that Go.

Benjamin Basan is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa’s English department. He maintains a blog concerned with poetry, poetics, and intermedia at

Jay David Bolter is Director of the New Media Center and Wesley Chair of New Media in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work with computers led in 1984 to the publication of Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age and, later, to Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing, published in 1991 . Together with Michael Joyce, Bolter is the author of Storyspace, a program for creating hypertexts for individual use and World Wide Web publication. His most recent book is entitled Remediation, written in collaboration with Richard Grusin.

Robert Coover teaches at Brown University and is well-known for his interest in new and experimental writing.

Sean Cubitt is Professor and Chair of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The author and editor of a number of books, including Digital Aesthetics and Simulation and Social Theory, he is currently working on a new book, FX: Time and the Cinema of Special Effects for MIT Press. His critical and creative work can be found at his site:

Johanna Drucker is currently the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia where she is Professor in the Department of English and Director of Media Studies. Her scholarly books include: Theorizing Modernism,The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, The Alphabetic Labyrinth, The Century of Artists' Books and Figuring the Word. In addition to her scholarly work, Drucker is internationally known as a book artist and experimental, visual poet. Her work has been exhibited and collected in special collections in libraries and museums including the Getty Center for the Humanities, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Caitlin Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at York University, Toronto. Fisher is a founding editor of j_spot, the Journal of Social and Political Thought and a member of the Public Access art collective. Her hypermedia novella, These waves of Girls, was awarded the 2001 Electronic Literature Award for Fiction.

Lisa Gitelman is a professor of Media Studies at Catholic University and the author of Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines (Stanford 1999). She is currently working on a book about the ways that media are experienced and studied as historical subjects.

N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English and Media Arts at the University of California, writes and teaches on the relations between science, literature, and technology. Her most recent book, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics, won the Rene Wellek Prize for the best book in literary theory for 1998-99. She is currently at work on two books on electronic textuality, Literature for Posthumans and Coding the Signifier: Rethinking Semiosis from the Telegraph to the Computer.

Shelley Jackson was born in the Philippines, grew up in Berkeley, studied art at Stanford and writing at Brown, and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of Patchwork Girl (Eastgate 1995), a hypertext novel. Her story collection, The Melancholy of Anatomy, is coming out from Anchor in April 2002. Her web site:

Steve Jones is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois - Chicago. He is author/editor of six books, including Doing Internet Research, CyberSociety and Virtual Culture. Jones's interests in technology and culture include research into popular music, youth culture and communication. Additional information can be found at

Brooks Landon is chair of the English Department at the University of Iowa. His research and teaching center on the ways in which people interact with science and technology, whether that interaction emerges in explicit science fiction texts or in implicit science fiction thinking. Put another way, his fascination is with the moments when something almost is science fiction and when science fiction almost isn't. Issues of digital culture and of electronic textuality are central to both moments. He is the author of Science Fiction After 1900: From the Steam Man to the Stars and of The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction Film in the Age of Electronic Reproduction.

Christopher Merrill's recent books include Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars (nonfiction), Brilliant Water (poetry), and the translation of Ales Debeljak's The City and the Child. He directs the International Writing program at The University of Iowa.

Dee Morris is John C. Gerber Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is author of How to Live. What to Do: H.D.'s Cultural Poetics, in press at the University of Illinois, and editor of Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Technologies (University of North Carolina). With Lynn Keller and Alan Golding, she is co-editor of the Contemporary North American Poetry Series at the University of Wisconsin Press.

Stuart Moulthrop is Professor of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore. His work in new media includes Victory Garden (1991), once called a "benchmark" for electronic writing, and the widely discussed Web works "Hegirascope" (1995) and "Reagan Library" (1999). His critical essays have appeared in several anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. He has co-edited the on-line journal Postmodern Culture and is a director of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Carrie Noland teaches about avant-garde poetry, painting, and performance art produced in France and the United States. Her publications include Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton UP). She is a professor at the University of California in Irvine, California.

Marjorie Perloff is a critic of poetry, the visual arts, and the media. In her books The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture(1986) and Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), she considered verbal-visual relationships in avant-garde texts like those of John Cage or Johanna Drucker or Susan Howe. In her recent collection Poetry On & Off the Page. (1998), she studied such works as Christian Boltanski's photographs vis-a-vis Roland Barthes' or Bill Viola's video works. Perloff is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita at Stanford University.

Rita Raley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses in the digital humanities and global literary studies. She is completing work on one book, Global English and the Academy, and also currently at work on a book about digital textuality. Her most recent articles address hypertext and performance and the electronic empire.

David Silver is an assistant professor of Communication at the University of Washington. His research interests focus generally around the intersections between computers, the Internet, and contemporary American cultures. He directs the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. His web site:

Brian Kim Stefans is the creator and editor of, devoted to new media poetry and poetics. He is the author of three books of poetry: Free Space Comix (Roof), Gulf (Object/Harry Tankoos) and Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos). He is also the author of a book of essays and poems: Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics, published by Atelos. His own digital art includes "The Dreamlife of Letters" and the interactivfe interview/poem "The Truth Interview." He is an active presence on the NYC poetry scene.

Thomas Swiss, Professor of English and Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University of Iowa, writes and teaches on poetry, technology, and popular music. His collaborative New Media poems appear online in a variety of literary venues, as well as in art exhibits. He is the author of two collections of poems, Rough Cut and Measure, and editor of two recent books about the Web. His web site:


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