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Josh Fisher, CEO of Appoet, plays the commercial for one of Appoet’s forthcoming apps in DePaul’s “Poetry East” production studio. The app, called “Poet’s Almanac,” was commissioned by DePaul and will assign a poem to users based on the day’s weather. Fisher explained that the behind-the-scenes work involved categorizing poems from past issues of “Poetry East” into different temperatures and weather conditions. Josh Fisher, CEO of Appoet, plays a commercial for one of Appoet’s forthcoming apps in DePaul’s “Poetry East” production studio. The app, called “Poet’s Almanac,” was commissioned by DePaul and shares a poem with users based on the day weather’s. Fisher explained that the behind-the-scenes work involved categorizing poems from past issues of “Poetry East” into different temperatures and weather conditions.

Josh Fisher began working on his first poetry application after his grandparents passed away, leaving him a box of their WWII-era love letters. He wanted to create something beautiful from the letters, that was faithful to their memories but that also embraced new storytelling methods. This resulted in “What We Mean,” an interactive app that allows users to read the original letters, to see Fisher’s process of creating the poems through erasure and that encourages users to develop and share their own erasure poetry.

The success of “What We Mean,” accepted into the App Store…

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