“Free Haiku!” by The Dada Sprockets and Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture from "Free Haiku!" by The Dada Sprockets and Ingrid Ankerson. Faded title text in teal on an off-white background. The word "green" in black slightly off-center, accompanied by a humanoid scribble with an arrow labelled "touch" leading to it. Random letters of varying size and a crude drawing of a tree are barely visible as opaque background elements.
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“Murmuring Insects” by Otagaki Rengetsu and Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture of "Murmuring Insects," by Otagaki Rengetsu and Ingrid Ankerson. Background goes from black to a dark turquoise. It has the words "air," "earth," and "water" on it with trails of contrail and the Moon.
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“After Persephone” by Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture from "After Persephone" by Ingrid Ankerson. The background is a faded image of alittle girl sitting in a sofa with a grey faded text. Text: "The startling smell / of evening".
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This delicately layered poem builds upon the Persephone myth (briefly told at the beginning of the poem) to reflect on the universal experience of losing a daughter to adulthood and marriage. The visual image in the poem seems to be from a Demeter-like perspective as she sees the faded memory of her little girl, with muted colors and seemingly underwater. The poem progresses by gently directing readers to move the pointers over certain parts of the image, which triggers brief sound and textual sequences that explore the speaker’s state of mind. We also get layers of other images fading in and out, of a grown young woman and a bare field, both of which allude to the myth. This is a powerfully archetypal poem, using the technology to evoke a moment that should resonate with parents of grown children everywhere.

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“dear e.e.” by Loris Janis and Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture from "dear e.e." by Loris Janis and Ingrid Ankerson. White rectangle containing stylized text from the poem overlaid against a skewed black rectangle. Text: "i dreamt of you last/night- you had snuck into my/apartment (i don't even have/one) to re arrange it all;"
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“Sinking” by Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture from "Sinking" by Ingrid Ankerson. Blue water backround with ripples on the water. Text: " 'Mom! I'm swimming!'/ you'd squeal, and flap your legs behind you"
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“While Chopping Red Peppers” by Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar

"While Chopping Red Peppers" by Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar
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“On the Life of Man” by Sir Walter Raleigh and Ingrid Ankerson

Screen capture of "On the Life of Man" by Sir Walter Raleigh and Ingrid Ankerson. White background with text ("Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is,") in the center in black. Diminutive image of a skeleton on the upper-right side.
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“Anywhere” by Steve Matanle and Ingrid Ankerson

"Anywhere" by Steve Matanle and Ingrid Ankerson
“Anywhere” by Steve Matanle and Ingrid Ankerson

“Cruising” by Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar

Screen capture from "Cruising" by Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar. Grayscale photograph of a car on a street underneath a blue tinted picture of a woman's face. Text: "...dog. We wanted love. That's..."
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