Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
an online journal of literature and the arts

Introduction to “Department of Aerial Photography”

This experimental, interactive poem’s opening map is the aerial view of Joshua Poteat's family home in Pender County, North Carolina.

To enter the poem, click the “Begin reading” link below. Both the row of targets at the top of image and the numbers on the landscape are linked to individual stanzas. Once a button or number is clicked, a stanza will replace the epigraphs below the image. Up to four stanzas at a time can be displayed before the next click swaps out one for another.

“Department of Aerial Photography” was written and conceived by Joshua Poteat, and codesigned and coded by Blackbird lead developer Joe Woods.      

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