Solid State Poetry is an enquiry into agency, perception, and meaning in an age of machine communication. This series, which originated in 2014, is premised on the algorithmic generation and encoding of poetry into kaleidoscopic patterns. These patterns articulate the verbal structures of each poem, and represent a speculative reworking of the means through which information is captured and conveyed within digital systems.


In August 2019, an example from this series was published in para·text, issue 7. See for more details.

In October 2018, a short article on this series was published with The Writing Platform, entitled “Writing, Weaving, and Performativity: Some Notes on Solid State Poetry”. Available here.

Example plates from Solid State Poetry