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J.R. Carpenter

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J. R. Carpenter is a new media artist, fiction writer, poet, essayist, performer and pioneering author of electronic literature. Since she began using the web as a medium for the creation and dissemination of non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia narratives in 1995, her web-based electronic literature has been presented in museums, galleries, festivals, conferences and collections around the world. Her short fiction, poetry and essays on textile art and technology have been translated into French and Spanish, broadcast on CBC and published in numerous anthologies, catalogues and journals. Her essay, Wyoming Is Haunted, won the inaugural QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Prize. She is also a two-time winner of the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition. Her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, a fictional work set in Montreal’s Mile End, won her the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book. Born on a farm in rural Nova Scotia, she has made Montreal her home since 1990. (PF)

in absentia, J.R. Carpenter, 2008