by Lory Martinez

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As a huge fan Tao Lin’s Muummu House along with his tangible literary works ( including the upcoming release of his novel,Taipei) I always wondered just how he got to make himself so famous online. To the purists his work and other alternative works published online are unworthy of being dubbed literature because there are no pages to pour over, things to underline… I, like many others, have always loved having a good book on hand.

But there is something to be said for those online auteurs who make a name for themselves and eventually go on to publish actual books. Is the blogosphere a critical part of the way we encounter literature today? Should aspiring authors take a note from people like Tao Lin and take to the internets and publish all willy- nilly?Could Hemingway have a blog?

All these questions and more will be answered when we interview online poets Cody Gohl and Sam Reidel next week.Tune in on WHRW 90.5 FM Binghamton or whrwfm.org next wednesday at 4 pm!

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