Check out this digital poetry article in an Irish popular culture magazine entitled Lang Leav and the Rise of Digital Poetry that I was interviewed for recently

“It really feeds into larger issues of denigration, of modern digital culture, and of traditional forms of gatekeeping,” says Dr. Jeneen Naji, of Maynooth University’s Department of Media Studies. “Traditional literature is often western, English, white and male. We’ve seen it ourselves in the famous poster for ‘Great Irish Writers’ – it has older white men as the official canon of Irish literature. What’s great about social media poetry is that it has just bypassed traditional gatekeepers like publishing houses. It’s shown what speaks to people. Note how many of these writers are women or come from multicultural, marginalised backgrounds – people traditionally left out of the literary canon.”