Rebooting Electronic Literature, Volume 2: Documenting Pre-Web Born Digital Media

Stephanie Strickland's "True North"

Stephanie Strickland's Biography

From Wikipedia

Stephanie Strickland (born February 22, 1942) is a poet living in New York City. She has published nine volumes of print poetry and co-authored eleven digital poems. Her files and papers are being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book And Manuscript Library at Duke University.

Strickland was born in Detroit, lived for five years in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. She studied at Harvard University (A.B. 1963), Sarah Lawrence College (M.F.A. 1979), and Pratt Institute (M.S. 1984).  From 1978-1990, she worked at the Sarah Lawrence College Library as Head of Access Services, Automated Services Librarian, and Women’s Studies Reference Specialist. She served on the Board of the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center from 1983-1995 and 1999-2005 and as editor at Slapering Hol Press from 1990-2005. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Strickland held the 2002 McEver Chair in Writing at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she created, curated and produced the TechnoPoetry Festival 2002. Other invited appointments have included Distinguished Visiting Writer at Boise State University; Hugo Visiting Writer at University of Montana Missoula, Visiting Poet in Residence at Columbia College Chicago; and Visiting Poet in Residence in the MFA-PhD program at the University of Utah. Strickland presented at the &NOW Festival in 2004,[5] 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011, and frequently at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). She co-edited volume 1 of the Electronic Literature Organization's Electronic Literature Collection and the Fall 2007 issue of the Iowa Review Web, Multi-Modal Coding. 


Editions and Versions of True North

Print Edition

True North, published by the University of Notre Dame Press, in 1997; ISBN: 0-268-01899-5

Digital Versions

✭Version 1.0: True North for PC on 3.5-inch floppy disk, published in 1997 by Eastgate Systems, Inc.
Version 1.1: Created with Storyspace 1.0

✭Version 2.0: True North for Macintosh on 3.5-inch floppy disk, published in 1997 by Eastgate Systems, Inc.
Version 1.1: 3: Created with Storyspace 1.0

✭Version 3.0: To Be Here As Stone Is, web poem created for Netscape 4.x browsers by Strickland and M. D. Coverley and published separately at

✭ Version 4.0: True North for CD-ROM, published in 1999 by Eastgate Systems, Inc.
Version 2.1: CD-ROM for both Macintosh and PC created with Storyspace 1.0

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