The Department of English
University of Florida
presents a reading by

John Cayley

8–9:30 PM
March 26, 2002

Harn Museum of Art
SW 34th Street & Hull Road
University of Florida

John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator, sinologist and publisher, born in Ottawa, Canada. He is the founding editor of Wellsweep, a small press specializing in literary translation from Chinese, and he is known internationally for his electronic poetry and his writing in networked and “programmable media.” (See <> for examples of some of Cayley’s work in these areas.) His most recent collaborative project is “What we will have of what we are: something past,” an “exploration of the minimal conditions of narrative” for broadband Internet, which may be viewed online at <>. Cayley was the 2001 winner of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Award for Poetry. His most recent printed book of poems, adaptations and translations is Ink Bamboo (Agenda & Belew, 1996).

Cayley has lectured on programmable media at the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a Research Associate of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is now an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, in close association with their degree-level course on Performance Writing.

On Wednesday, March 27, Cayley take part in an informal seminar on his work, electronic poetry and poetics. The seminar will be held from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, in Matherly Hall, Room 118.

For more information on Cayley’s visit to UF, contact Terry Harpold, at <>, or (352) 392-6650, x282.