Oh. Hi. So. I love what twine is doing for the IF community. I think that maybe it could do the same thing for poetry. I kind of want poetry to be relevant again. The interactive modality might be a way to engender that. I've been play testing my poems using Twine. Response is way better when interaction is available. Even using the same linear formula, the fact that the passages are digested in smaller portions, and seen as individual instances, seems to make them matter more to the viewer. Especially if the viewer is someone who does not regularly read poetry. It seems that, even if the game is just clicking, having that interaction is important to the consumer, who then perceives the poem more as a game. The point being: it keeps them engaged. Here is a simple poem, that honestly didn't garner much response when i just handed it to someone on a page, but was way more impactive as a thing experienced in Twine.
Feedback welcome. I think there is a lot of potential here, including choice in poetry (which this poem does not do very well) and I want to talk about it.
Michael C. Boyko