M.D. Coverley [Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink] is a hypermedia fiction writer. She also works as educator, curator, editor, critic, and journalist.
As M.D. Coverley, she has been writing digital-born fiction since 1995. Her full-length interactive, electronic novel, Califia, is available on CD-ROM from Eastgate Systems (2000). Her hypermedia novel, Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day, was published as an artist’s book (electronic) in 2006. A selection of web hypermedia short stories, Fingerprints on Digital Glass, is available on her website. Coverley’s current works-in-progress include Tin Towns and Other Excel Fictions, a series of narratives constructed with spreadsheets (The 2015 Fukushima Pinup Calendar is part of this collection), Tarim Tapestry, and Hours of the Night (a PowerPoint poem with Stephanie Strickland).
Coverley’s web short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, BeeHive, Artifacts, Cauldron & Net, The Blue Moon Review, electronic book review, Riding the Meridian, Salt Hill, New River, Currents in Electronic Literacy, Bunk, Poems That Go, Enterzone, The Salt River Review, Aileron, Blast 5 (Alt X Publications), Room Without Walls, and frAme. She also produced the online and real time collaborative drama, “M is for Nottingham?” for the 2002 trAce Incubation Convention.
Coverley has read/exhibited nationally and internationally: Library of Congress, Hammer Museum, Guggenheim Museum NY, the Digital Center for the Arts at UCLA, Brown University, Museum of Post-Digital Cultures (Switzerland), Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference, Chicago School of the Arts, trAce, Beyond Baroque, Hugo House Seattle, Downtown Campus Library University of West Virginia, Newport Beach Public Library CA, Boston Lite Show (Boston Cyberarts Festival), ELO Visionary Landscapes Conference Media Arts Show, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival UK, Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Victoria), Future For Word Multimedia Exhibition (Seattle Poetry Festival), Doheney Library USC, Arts Santa Monica Barcelona.
Because the field of Electronic Literature is still emerging, many practitioners have participated in several elements of field-building. Luesebrink is a founding board member and past president of the Electronic Literature Organization. She has written non-fiction and critical articles about e-lit, and has curated several online collections of works. She has worked as editor for The Blue Moon Review, Inflect, Riding the Meridian, and Word Circuits.