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Marriage Feint

The same sounds make up all the words of "Marriage Feint." So I tried to help the reader experience the breakdown of the marriage in the poem through a breakdown of its words to the simplest, repeated sounds. The result is both a multimedia and a sound poem as a video.

Poem Details

Digital Form: Sound & Multimedia

Print Form: Sound

Video Editor: Nolan Ritter

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More than plain text on a screen, digital poetry is a performance and an engagement with a reader/user through text, images, videos, audio, animation, and/or game-like structures. As our technology has advanced, so has this genre evolved, now including a spectrum of sub-genres like multimedia and interactive poetry.

To explore the capabilities and value of digital poetry, I created six digital poems that capture part of the spectrum. Four I adapted from poems I’ve written previously. Two I wrote and designed for the screen simultaneously. Then I reflected on the process for both, considering how the experience might have any ramifications on my traditional writing process and more ways to integrate an art form like poetry with other disciplines.

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