Code and Poetry are two terms that have been connected for many reasons – code {poems} is an exploration on the most literal meaning of it, using code to write traditional poetry. Code has many layers of abstraction that normal language doesn’t have, and it can provide a new angle to contemporary poetry. Poetry written with code meant to be read in a book, not run in a computer.

Code poems will be collected from people interested in contributing. Eventually there will be a selection of the received poems, to be printed in a book. This pieces of code will become physical, evocative pieces to be interpreted for people, not computers as is normally intended to be.

Code {poems} is a project by Ishac Bertran. Marcin Ignac, Joshua Noble, David Gauthier and Jamie Allen  collaborated on the project as code editors.