Poetry (among other arts) is something that I am very passionate about and have been compelled to write continuously since I was the age of fifteen. I wrote my first poem in the second grade:
“Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head, and you will never be lonely at night when you’re in bed.”
Codex Poetry (Book or Written Poetry) is poetry composed to be read on a page, on or in print media. You know this is what you think of as traditional poetry written on a book. Typically it is linear, meaning you read it from cover to cover in a specific order.
Digital Poetry (Hypertext Poetry) is poetry composed to be written, interacted with and experienced on in and through the web. Basically it is poetry that uses the non-linear medium of hypertext / HTML to allow the user to participate, click or interact with the poem on the web page. Sometimes digital poetry is referred to as “electronic literature” by academics, but they also group electronic fiction into the same genre.
Spoken Word Poetry (Slam or Performance Poetry) this is poetry composed to be spoken, heard and experienced out loud. Sometimes it is laced with other sounds or shouted on stage with an audience present, utilizing physical space, body language, props (like the mic or mic stand), audience interaction (clapping, shouting, repeating). It can also be just artfully recited poetry.
Poetry Tools (Various resources for writing poetry) This is a kind of miscellaneous page that I have created as a home for various electronic tools or poetic exercises, I have either created or cataloged over the years. Things like poem starters (single lines generated to start a poem), poem ideas (ideas on things that you can write a poem about), or poetry exercises (instructions or steps to make poems). You know, little poetic related and geeky poetry nick-knacks that I have collected.
I hope that you enjoy some of the poetic creations, I have made over the years. If you find them engaging or moving then share them with others who might appreciate my work. Poetry was mean to be shared.