ʃəˈlɒt (sha-lot)

Commission for StAnza, Scotland’s Poetry Festival, March 2021

A short ludic interpretation of the following sentence from Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth Century Poetry:

“Contact with reality destroys her fantasy world, but not the poem, for she is more than a creature of fiction; she is an organising formal principle, and her abode has been chosen by the need to find a rhyme for ‘Camelot’.”

Play as the EPONYMOUS LADY. Can you find a way to break the cycle of balladic inevitability???

Playtime: ~5min





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