Welcome to what light already light, the weblog of the poet, digital artist, electronic musician, tech writer, editor (etc.), Eric Goddard-Scovel. If you want to know more about him, you’ve come to the right place.



A 2009 graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Purdue University, Eric Goddard-Scovel (born Eric Scovel) currently lives in Saint Louis, MO, and works as a technical writer/editor. He is originally from Polo, Illinois, a small town not far from the Rock River. He works broadly in the digital arts with text, sound, and visuals, and is fascinated with generative art/music/writing.

Blogs & Sites

I post here semi-regularly with my thoughts, discoveries and publications. My interests mainly revolve around poetry, music, digital arts, politics, and Buddhism/non-duality.

For several years, this blog, which was originally title what light already light, was renamed to !poi4′:;!poe’!’;;!mbassy::!oip3′:: [Poembassy Bombing]. I think those days are over now, and I’m returning to the original theme, which resonates again with me. I have moved all of the blog content over from the WordPress.com site to this new home on my own website, but you can still visit the old !poi4′:;!poe’!’;;!mbassy::!oip3′:: [Poembassy Bombing]. That twitter feed is priceless.

My blog Markovian Parallax Generate dealt with the first computer program (mchain) I used to write computation/digital poetry. It also documents my early experiments with Gnoetry 0.2 and related ideas/processes in digital poetics.

TheGnoetry Daily group blog documents and encourages human-computer writing experiments. You may view about 7 years of my work with the Gnoetry 0.2 program there. It is now largely defunct.

For a hub to my various blogs and creative web accounts (SoundCloud, Twitter, RedBubble, etc.), as well as info on my freelance editing and formatting services, go to my homepage, ericgoddardscovel.com.

Web Editing

From the summer of 2007 through the spring of 2008, I was the web editor for the Sycamore Review Weblog. I was web editor of / occasional contributor to the online journal of downtown New York poetry, FOFOOS from 2010-2012. I am currently an administrator and contributing member (eRoGK7) of the group computer poetry blog Gnoetry Daily.



My three chapbooks of poetry written with Gnoetry 0.2 are freely available to download and read from Beard of Bees Press:


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