Jessica Q. Stark on Fraught Love Affairs with the Internet

Jessica Q. Stark

The writer Jessica Q. Stark joins Nik De Dominic and Avni Vyas to talk about the Internet—as randomized chaos, as AOL CD-ROMs, as meme culture, as racism and misogyny, as addiction, as archive, as problematic yet loving relationship. Plus: Stark reads excerpts from her new long-scrolling, hyperlinked TOA chapbook, “INNANET: Love Poem for the Internet.”

Jessica Q. Stark is a poet and educator living in Jacksonville, Florida. Her first full-length poetry collection, “Savage Pageant,” was published by Birds, LLC, in March 2020 and was named one of the best poetry books of 2020 by the Boston Globe and Hyperallergic. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks and her poems and/or illustrations have appeared most recently in PleiadesPoetry DailyVerseCarolina QuarterlywildnessUp the Staircase QuarterlyHobart PulpTupelo QuarterlyGlass Poetry Journal, and others. She is an assistant poetry editor for AGNI and the comics editor for Honey Literary. She teaches writing at the University of North Florida.