In the early 1990's Bob Coover, writing in The New York Times, called Michael Joyce's 1987 novel, afternoon, "the granddaddy of hypertext fictions," and the phrase, alas, stuck to him rather than the work, causing him to lose his hair. He since has published numerous hypertext fictions on the web and on disk, and afternoon has been translated into various languages, with a French translation forthcoming from Editions HYX (Paris) in 2012. His most recent print novel, Was: Annales Nomadique, a novel of internet, was published by Fiction Collective 2 in 2007. Another novel, Liam's Going, was reissued in paperback by McPherson and Company in 2009. In recent years he has been collaborating in multimedia work with LA painter Alexandra Grant, as well as publishing poems and translations in various journals. His 2012 collection of poems, Paris Views, was published by BlazeVOX. He lives along the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie where he is Professor of English and Media Studies at Vassar College.
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