Michael Joyce

Photo: Carolyn Guyer

Photo: Carolyn Guyer

In the early 1990’s The New York Times called Michael Joyce’s novel afternoon “the granddaddy of hypertext fictions.” afternoon has since been anthologized in Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology and translated into various languages. Other hypertext fictions include “On the Birthday of the Stranger” in the inaugural edition of Evergreen Review online, as well as Twilight, A Symphony, and Twelve Blue. His most recent print novel, Was: Annales Nomadique, was published by Fiction Collective 2 in 2007. A very early (1994) e-book, Going the Distance, will be reissued in print by SUNY Press in 2013. In recent years he has taken more and more to poetry, with poems and translations published in various journals and a book-length sequence of poems, Paris Views, published by BlazeVOX in 2012.

His collaborative multimedia work with LA visual artist Alexandra Grant includes Lost Hills Hokku (2009), text for her paintings and for her one woman show, Bodies, at Honor Fraser Gallery (2010); and The Ladder Series (2007), text for four paintings for her one-woman show, at LA MOCA. With Jay David Bolter and Maria Engberg he is working on an augmented reality fiction regarding the Swedish painter Anders Zorn. An earlier augmented reality fiction text, “Joyce in Berlin,” for Osmotic Minds: Berlin Alexanderplatz 5.0, by Stefan Schemat, Hilmar Schmundt, Michael Joyce, and Isabella Bordoni won Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica in 1999.

He lives along the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie where he is Professor of English and Media Studies at Vassar College. Visit Amazon’s Michael Joyce Page.

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