what we offer

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poems as works of art.

Curated pieces by established and emerging voices. Cross-chain.

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GenText, powered by Sudowrite.

Limited edition textblocks co-authored by GPT-3.

featured poems

mission

theVERSEverse is poetry’s home in the Metaverse.

 

As writers from analog and virtual realms, we love poetry in all forms — printed, spoken, visual, new media, experimental. So we’re uniting them on the blockchain.

Founded by three key voices in crypto, theVERSEverse is a literary gallery where text is art, poetry is technology, and language has no limits. We seek out and spotlight poets whose work transcends mediums, celebrating their words as common ground.

We are a curated platform where collectors discover poets, and poets discover the infinite potential of the Metaverse. A place where writers, artists and technologists come together to make magic, and readers encounter words in new ways.

theVERSEverse is a literary gallery where poems are works of art.

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represent

We represent the world’s leading crypto poets, and seek out emerging talent.

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connect

We connect writers, artists and creative technologists.

amplify

We amplify existing work by visionary writers.

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translate

We translate the printed page into dynamic cryptopoetry.

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partner

We partner with leading curators and institutions to elevate blockchain poetry.

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encourage

We encourage conversations around the evolution of traditional publishing models.

challenge

We challenge pervasive stereotypes about the financial value of poetry and help poets sell their best work.

founders

Ana Maria Caballero

Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Beverly International Prize for Literature and Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize. She believes poems should be valued as works of art and dreamed up theVERSEverse to make it happen.

@CaballeroAnaMa

www.anamariacaballero.com ›

Kalen Iwamoto

Kalen Iwamoto is a Japanese-Canadian crypto writer and conceptual NFT artist based in France. Her work takes blockchain technology and crypto culture as its point of departure, and focuses on play and exploration to push the boundaries of the NFT medium.

@kaleniwamoto

www.kalen-iwamoto.com ›

Sasha Stiles

Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet and artist working at the intersection of text and technology. Her transmedia practice seeks to decipher the hidden language of the dawning Novacene through experiments with generative text, nonhuman intelligence and machine code, probing what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era.

@SashaStiles

www.sashastiles.com ›

advisors

Gisel Florez - Art Advisor

Gisel Florez explores the ways in which we are interconnected in this space of existence using manual camera techniques & conceptual practice. Drawing upon traditional still & cinematic methods using a digital 4×5, she incorporates art with immutable technology on various platforms & blockchains. Founder of @OFFONGallery & Co-founder of WOCA (Women of Crypto Art)

@GiselFlorez

www.giselflorez.com ›

James Yu - Tech Advisor

James Yu is a writer, artist, and technologist. His work explores how technology mediates our everyday experiences. You can find his stories featured in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, VICE Magazine, and his AI generative art on hic et nunc and Foundation. He is also the creator of Sudowrite, the creative AI tool for writers.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two kids, and a growing number of AIs (none sentient yet.)

@JamesjYu

www.jamesyu.org ›