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Nostalgia in the Internet Age

Nostalgia in the Internet Age
I recently reviewed Everything Reused in the Sea: The Crow and Benjamin Letters by Della Watson and Jessica Wickens for The New Yinzer, an online literary magazine.  The poetry collection is a montage of online communications that question what are and what remains of our identities as they become shaped by online worlds.  I figured it appropriate to post it to HASTAC, where such questions are analyzed reguarly, one way or another.  I would be interested in hearing different takes on this.  Also, I strongly recommend reading the book.
 
Here’s the review intro:
 
In their debut poetry collection, Everything Reused in the Sea: The Crow and Benjamin Letters, Della Watson and Jessica Wickens imagine an apocalypse, where the Internet is the only place to seek life’s meaning. Watson and Wickens invent the online epistolary by writing poems comprised of exchanges made on social media between aliases BnjmnR (Benjamin) and alma_crow (Crow). The poems relate each character’s observations and experiences as they try to navigate the Internet, a metaphorical sea where bits and pieces of a pre-technological world remain. As the reader wades through the remnants, she has to wonder: is it possible for the Internet Age to produce any kind of nostalgia, or are Watson and Wickens right when they say, “maybe we’ve come too far as a civilization?”
 
 
Image from Mission Cleaners Books
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