Digital poetry is a form of electronic literature, displaying a wide range of approaches to poetry, with a prominent and crucial use of computers. Digital poetry can be available in form of CD ROM, DVD, as installations in art galleries, in certain cases also recorded as digital video or films, as digital holograms and on the World Wide Web or Internet.
A significant portion of current publications of poetry are available either only online or via some combination of online and offline publication. There are many types of 'digital poetry' such as hypertext, kinetic poetry, computer generated animation, digital visual poetry, interactive poetry, code poetry, holographic poetry (holopoetry), experimental video poetry, and poetries that take advantage of the programmable nature of the computer to create works that are interactive, or use generative or combinatorial approach to create text (or one of its states), or involve sound poetry, or take advantage of things like listservs, blogs, and other forms of network communication to create communities of collaborative writing and publication (as in poetical wikis).
Digital computers allow the creation of art that spans different media: text, images, sounds, and interactivity via programming. Contemporary poetries have, therefore, taken advantage of this toward the creation of works that synthesize both arts and media. Whether a work is poetry or visual art or music or programming is sometimes not clear, but we expect an intense engagement with language in poetical works.
- Main article: Hypertext poetry
Hypertext poetry is a form of digital poetry that uses links using hypertext mark-up. The links mean that a hypertext poem has no set order, the poem moving or being generated in response to the links that the reader/user chooses.
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- Names for hypertext poetry and related forms
- Chris Funkhouser: "Hypertext and Poetry
- Judy Malloy: where every luminous landscape
- Jason Nelson: Digital Poetry Portal
Example of Digital Poetry on Youtube.com, Waterfall Hearts 
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