Poetry Games Commission

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From landscapes composed of words, to nested poems about virtual creatures, Poetry Games presents a unique look at the exciting space where poetry and games combine.

Poetry Games Commission

Poetry Games is an exhibition of playful and interactive poetic works held at the National Poetry Library, as part of London Literature Festival. Poetry Games explores the intersection of game-making and poetry through digital and physical games, and a programme of conversational and workshop events.

Following an open call, we’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Poetry Games co-commission, launched in partnership with Phoenix and Playing Poetry, are Mariana Marangoni and Rianna Seun.

Over the coming two months the artists will develop a new collaborative practice, exploring how game-making and poetry interact.

Follow updates on the commission at the Playing Poetry website:


Meet the artists

Mariana Marangoni is a Brazilian artist and researcher based in London. Through a wide range of media such as installations, web-based experiments and fictional short stories, Mariana critically explores the materiality of media and the boundaries between natural and machine languages. She holds a MA in Interaction Design at the London College of Communication and is currently an Associate Lecturer at LCC. Amongst others, she has performed and exhibited internationally at the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Ars Electronica (AT) and Gaîté Lyrique’s NØ LAB (FR)

Rianna Suen is a generative artist, knitwear designer and game dev based in London. She mostly makes puzzle games and interactive craft based generators, but also dabbles in twitter bots and generative music. Previous works include Concrete Nest, a generative concrete poetry making tool, and Motif, a pattern making game inspired by the works of William Morris.