Professor of Literary Arts


John Cayley has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Links to his internationally recognized language art in networked and programmable media are at There are two full-length printed books of poetic work, Ink Bamboo: poems, translations and adaptations (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996), and Image Generation: augmented and reconfigured (Counterpath, 2023). A book of selected essays with new material, Grammalepsy, was published in 2018. Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization’s inaurgural award for poetry 2001. He taught at a number of universities in the United Kingdom, and held visiting positions in the United States before coming to Brown in 2007.

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