“Face the Facts” by Dan Waber

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This poem is built on a two dimensional array with a simple interface that allows people to read the text horizontally and vertically. The position of the pointer (or a contact point on a touchscreen device) triggers which line or column of text is highlighted for readability. Extracted from an ambitious work titled Unbound, this interface illustrates some of the reading strategies necessary for the larger work, which is implemented in a printable form.

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“Five by Five” by Dan Waber and Jason Pimble

Screen capture from "Five by Five" by Dan Waber and Jason Pimble. Black text on a white background. Words aligned three-dimensionally towards the center of the. Text: "sun, filled, eyes, always, left" text continues to shrink, becoming illegible.
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“Sestinas” by Dan Waber

"Sestinas" by Dan Waber
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“Cantoos” by Dan Waber

"Cantoos" by Dan Waber
“Cantoos” by Dan Waber

“a as in dog” by Dan Waber and Marko Niemi

Screen capture from "a as in dog" by Dan Waber and Marko Niemi. White background with the letter A in the middle.
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“I, You, We” by Dan Waber and Jason Pimble

Screen caapture from "I, You, We" by Dan Waber and Jason Pimble. A variety of floating verbs accompany a series of floating pronouns to create many different phrasal possibilities. Text: "(in no specific order) / you / rouse / we / haggle / you / insure / we / extradite / you / repulse / we / attend / you / grasp / we / protest / (etc.)"