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Review of the Poet Tarot App

Review of the Poet Tarot App

2016-03-25 21.15.282016-03-25 21.15.39I own the Poet Tarot deck from Two Sylvias Press and was very interested in the idea of a smartphone app for the deck. The original deck is a marvelous focusing device for poets who want to expand their writing habits or career growth. That said, a smartphone app seems like a great idea–guidance on the go, so to speak. I also wasn’t terribly comfortable with the idea of carrying a tarot deck in my purse. The deck has nothing to do with the occult or religion, but somehow I saw a future of weakly explaining that to no effect here in the buckle of the Bible belt. On the other hand, the Poet Tarot iPhone app (also available for Android through Google Play) is a fast, easy way to focus in on daily writing tasks or long-range plans without the bulk or the explanations. It also has the potential for improvising invention prompts or strategies for poetry classes or workshops. (more…)