Which States Are More Poetic? Exploring Places in American Poetry with the HTRC Analytics

‘Distant reading’ is an alternative approach for historians and literary scholars who are working on large and extra-canonical corpora. But the problem is, how can we ‘feed the texts into computer’? Do we have to code a lot? In this session, I will briefly introduces the web-based analytics tools provided by the HathiTrust Research Center and apply these tools to explore a strange question:  what states in America are more poetic than others?