Archive | 2015

New ENG 921 Student Anthology!

I’m very happy to add a second student anthology as a product of my involvement with Dr. Jason Boyd’s “Narrative in a Digital Age” class. Included in the anthology are the students’ poems plus their lovely and interesting responses to the projects. Check it out:

Jennifer Shahade & The ChessBard: A Blindfold Exhibition

On September 18th, 2015, two time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade  played a blindfold chess exhibition at Ryerson University’s Student Learning Center against Aaron Tucker; both of their moves were translated in poems in real time. You can find a full recap by Joshua Arthur Peter White-Crummey at the Ryersonian, complete with additional pictures plus video (included below here) of the event and interviews with the participants at

You can find further pictures of the event at:

The ChessBard at the ELO & A New Interview

The ChessBard is included with a number of other astounding pieces as part of the Electronic Literature Festival Exhibition: So thrilled to be included with such amazing works!

As well, a short interview with Aaron Tucker with Rob Mclennan as part of the ChessBard being included in this month’s Touch the Donkey:

Beatriz Hausner “First is the Beloved” Up under Responses + ELO Conference in Bergen

So incredibly excited to have Beatriz Hausner’s response “First is the Beloved” up at A taste!

First is the Beloved: he Entreats and raises the stakes to Fourth
of seventh month. Next is the Beloved and he Forwards the Sixth
place of white and moves Two to black. Enters the Beloved to Fifth.
there is a house. Not Deciding on Five the Beloved moves in again
on the Third he Decides to find the significance of the number Four
he is Deciding the Beloved for the Sixth time and multiplies again
by Four. Net white. Fair black Three times Get to Six with Five Behind
not Caring about those Four times or however many the Beloved
it matters Not to Be Six times Six. Be. Being Three decades since
the Beloved got Going to the Seventh year this one be lucky seven.

As well, roughly two weeks until Aaron is in Bergen, Norway for the ELO Conference with the ChessBard. So excited! To keep up with all events and chesspoetry follow our twitter account at and/or our Facebook page at

An upcoming performance!

An upcoming performance at the MLC building at Ryerson University, March 30th 5-6. I’ll be playing against Dr. Jason Boyd and we’ll be translating the game as we go. Winner gets his poem read! Hope to see you there!