executable poetry

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i wrote a series of code poems in the middle of the desert, and Pat Shiu used her magic to turn it into a book.

Coroutines is a collection of 36 days from the fall of 2017. Using the constructs of code, these poems each paint a different pictures; of alienation, of resilience and of adaption to a foreign land. This was an early work which would lead me to write a whole doctoral dissertation about this.

The collection is presented as snapshots of a browser's developer tools panel, inspecting the webpage where I originally publicly posted the pieces. By using techniques such as reverse-printing, layering and translucency, the poetic frames take on a new narrative life on the tactile page.