I found this interesting post from the Poetry Foundation blog regardingAlice Walker's visit to Google Headquarters as part of their authors series back in October. She talks about technology, poetry and her latest book of poetry, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing and why she chooses to publish some poems directly online through her website.
I love this quote from her talk:
"I decided to write new poetry and put it on the internet first because I wanted to go directly to people.
When you write a poem the feeling is of instantly wanting to share it because you automatically think of poetry, I think, as a medicine. And this is the medicine that comes to you in that moment and you just want somebody else to have it."