The Trope Tank

The Trope Tank is a lab/studio developing “new poetic practices and new understandings of digital media by focusing on the material, formal, and historical aspects of computation and language.” The Trope Tank “is a community, a set of projects and explorations, and two places that are contexts for collaborative research, teaching, and artistic practice. These places are at MIT and in New York City”

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Trope Tank is a Comparative Media Studies/Writing research group.

The NY Trope Tank is both “a small workspace, an audiovisual cart, and a collection of computer-generated literary books” and a collaborative effort with work happening outside of NYC.

The Trope Tank is a project of founder and director Nick Montfort. Visit his website and The Trope Tank for links to related labs,, studios, and projects.

Poetry River

Poetry River connects readers, librarians, and teachers “to poems, readings, interviews, essays, blog posts, lesson plans, and articles available from The Poetry Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Out Loud, Poetry 180and similar sites”….Focus is on materials accessible online. Among the many resources provided are a page on “docupoetry” and an open access digital archives of primary sources “containing stories that seldom get much page-space in U.S. history textbooks.”

See also: Poems page and Poetry Resources for useful links to poets, collections, and reference material.

Global Literature in Libraries

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. Facilitates “close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.” Adult Poetry at GLIL