The First Crypto Poets: What We Learned from NFTs and Where We’re Going
Thursday, March 9, 2023
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
This panel will discuss the world of crypto-poetry and our experiences: where we’ve been and where we’re headed with our literary NFTs on these dynamic new publishing platforms. The participants' backgrounds in artificial intelligence, poetry, visual art, and creating / minting / selling / buying on the blockchain provide a new way of presenting poetry to readers. Attendees will benefit from hearing about our own work in crypto-spaces: the technology, successes, obstacles, failures, and triumphs.
Sasha Stiles is an acclaimed poet, artist, and AI researcher recognized as a pioneer of generative literature and blockchain poetics. She is cofounder of theVERSEverse, a literary NFT gallery, and author of Technelegy, a groundbreaking hybrid text that’s been hailed as an “instant techno-classic.”
Ana M Caballero is a first-gen Colombian-US poet whose work rips the veil off of romanticized motherhood and questions notions that present female sacrifice as a virtue. Her work has won the Beverly International Prize, Colombia's Jose Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.