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Baggage Exclaims

Poetry for New Media | Baggage Exclaims

The Challenge

The Challenge

Poetry struggles with a reputation of being slow and stuffy, decidedly analog. What might it look like if written for a fast and fleeting digital space like Tumblr

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The Project

The Project

Baggage Exclaims became my extended creative writing experiment for a time, featuring nearly 100 posts designed to smuggle poetic writing into something that looks at first glance more like catalog copy. 

The project references the tradition of ekphrastic poetry, which is typically written in response to great works of art. Here the form is playfully redeployed in response to, of all things, man bags — which provoke ambiguously irreverent rumination about the deep significance of our modern-day "baggage." 

[Find the complete project here.]

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