Adam Campbell’s “Paperwounds” takes its readers to a dark place; to a mind of suicidal thoughts and depression. The reader is presented with a crumpled up suicide note. We can click on certain words which are highlighted and pulse red. There is also a sound effect, a sort of technological beep which goes off whenever the mouse hovers over the highlighted words. When the reader clicks on the set of highlighted words, a stanza is brought up. Because none of the stanzas seem to be connected or even rely on each other, the reader is left with a discombobulated tone. It also left me personally disconnected from the narrator because I wasn’t able to easily relate, given its distant tone. The fact that the pieces are so disconnected from each other are, I think, a commentary on how it may feel to be depressed or even suicidal. There is a lack of connection from other people, or even from self, and that may be what this poem is trying to point out. It’s also important to note that there is a sort of dark and ominous music that plays in the background for the entire time. This further adds to the distant tone of the verses. The reader is also able to zoom in and out, and rotate the paper. However, this only alters the perspective of which the poem is read, and doesn’t affect the poem itself. Throughout the poem, there is a lot of language concerning different body parts, ranging from sore lips, guts, paper skin, black hair, etc. Also, as each verse pops up after being clicked, it is usually set to a backdrop of crumpled paper, but there are also broken CDs, a floppy disk, a ticket, and a notebook. One thing that leaves me puzzled is that each verse seems to have a sort of title. However, I wasn’t able to see how the title correlated to the verse itself. In some cases, the verses just seemed to be a collection of melodramatic words that didn’t quite make sense. If anyone can figure this out, that would be very helpful. I’ve also chosen to see this work as one poem made up of a collection of stanzas. But I wonder if it could also be viewed as a suicide note being a collection of short poems (instead of them being stanzas). I think this might be another interesting way of viewing this work.