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My Daughter's a Child

When an author writes a triptych, they put together a puzzle. The three-column poem should make sense when read horizontally or vertically.

When I adapted "My Daughter's a Child" for digital, I transformed it into an actual puzzle a user can put together in three iterations. Each puzzle is a new, re-ordered version of the poem and builds an image.

Poem Details

Digital Form: Interactive

Print Form: Triptych

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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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