Code Poetry

Code Poetry is a way of reading computer code as poetic literature, whilst also maintaining the code as a way of making art with a computer.

The code in the following poems was written with the literary meaning in mind.

Each piece of code is read and also creates an animation on screen. Both the reading and the animation was created to communicate a particular theme.

The following three poems were written about the death of a friend, the gift of love and the moment a friend's unborn baby began to dream.

From left to right:

  • Modulate a Thousand Times More
  • Gifting Heart
  • Movement is Life


  • Processing Programming Language


  • Stanford Univeristy, California, U.S.A
  • Drake University, Iowa, U.S.A
  • Vienna Code Poetry Slam, Vienna, Austria
  • Casa Bo, Porto, Portugal
  • NYWF, Sydney, Australia


  • Overland Literary Journal