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No doubt, MySpace is a commercial enterprise, priding itself on having well over 100 million accounts; yet in the midst of this rampant commercialism lies a vibrant poetry community, existing in a virtual garden, wherein poets nurture/feed off one another. For me exploring the animated text form within the confines of such an online community has proved a great boon, as it has made me aware of magical poets like Blackbird.

The animation running above is a visual adaptation of a poem Blackbird posted on MySpace.

© 2008 Peter Schmideg

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