Brian Kim Stefans is the author of several books of poetry, including Viva Miscegenation and What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers, and the creator of digital text works that include "The Dreamlife of Letters" and "Kluge: A Meditation." He is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Word Toys is an engaging and delightfully quirky overview of the philosophy and aesthetics of technicity in digital, constraint-based, and speculative poetry and its many cousins, aunts, fellow travelers, and, crucially, outliers." - Charles Bernstein, author of Recalculating and Pitch of Poetry "Stefans's work distinguishes itself from any run-of-the-mill scholarly study in being the product of an expansive, ultra-contemporary, kaleidoscopic intelligence, and a spontaneous, razor-sharp wit." - Jennifer Scappettone, author of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice