I’m quite fond of Flash poetry.
But sometimes I wonder if the multimedia actually adds anything to the text.
I look at Flood, in which the form really suits the content, and Shy Boy, which I think would be just as powerful in simple plain text, because the Flash doesn’t add anything – at least not for me….
Another of my favourite Flash poets is Peter Howard.
I love his Poppy
- I am not a poet
- Flash isn’t easy to use
- Flash poetry is an artform I’m not going to master
So it’s back to quirky hypertexts for me….
Meanwhile a favourite print poet with a website is Alison Brackenbury
But I suppose I have to declare an interest – I’m her webmistress. But it’s one of my pleasantest jobs adding new poems to her site.