Where can the poem go in the age of the supercomputer? What do Wordsworth, Byron and British rapper Roots Manuva have in common? Would Emily Dickinson have preferred Facebook or Twitter? Does the future look - Oulipian? Is slam poetry any good, and what is "post-avant" anyway? These are just some of the questions posed in Stress Fractures, a new and wide-ranging collection of essays on the future of poetry.