Patricia O’Neill, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, presented a paper titled “Poetry and Computers: Making and Meaning” at the Society for Textual Studies conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 15. Her talk included presentation of an interactive poetry generator that encourages writers and students to write ghazals.

A Persian-Urdu lyric form of poetry, the ghazal was promoted in English by Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali. The site for the ghazal creator is hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative.

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