We have used computer code as a form for poetry that also reinforces its content. By deploying functions and conditionals to drive narrative, we interrogate the value of art vs. other modes of expression.
Alena Graedon's first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and Paperback Row pick and selected as a best novel of 2014 by Kirkus, Electric Literature and Tor. It has been translated into eight languages. Graedon’s work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, NewYorker.com, VICE, The Believer, Guernica and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Ucross, Jentel, The Lighthouse Works, VCCA, and The Vermont Studio Center. Graedon is an Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.