Discipline: Literature – poetry

Stephanie Strickland

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1981, 1997

Stephanie Strickland is a poet living in New York City. She has published 10 volumes of print poetry, most recently How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (2019) and Ringing the Changes (2020), a code-generated project for print based on the ancient art of tower bell-ringing. Other books include Dragon Logic and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil.

Her 12 collaborative digital works include slippingglimpse, a poem that maps text to Atlantic wave patterns, and the Vniverse app for iPad. Most recently she published Liberty Ring! (2020), an interactive companion to Ringing the Changes; House of Trust, a generative poem in praise of free public libraries; and Hours of the Night, an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep.

Strickland held the 2002 McEver Chair in Writing at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she created, curated, and produced the TechnoPoetry Festival 2002. Other invited appointments have included Distinguished Visiting Writer at Boise State University; Hugo Visiting Writer at University of Montana Missoula, Visiting Poet in Residence at Columbia College Chicago; and Visiting Poet in Residence in the M.F.A.-Ph.D. program at the University of Utah.

Her awards include CAPS, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, as well as Boston Review, Open Voice, Alice Fay di Castagnola, Brittingham, Ernest Sandeen, &Now, Best American Poetry, and Pushcart prizes. Strickland presents at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), MLA, AWP, &NOW, ELO, and Bridges, a mathematics and art conference. She co-edited volume 1 of the Electronic Literature Organization's Electronic Literature Collection and the fall 2007 issue of the Iowa Review Web, Multi-Modal Coding. She serves on the Board of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Strickland’s folio, For the Pandemics—Say What?, was selected for Tupelo Press’s Four Quartets: Poetry in the Pandemic (forthcoming). Her files and papers are being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.



Stephanie Strickland worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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