POETRY: Death by Video Game
An insightful extract from Luke Kennard's poem 'And I Saw'
20 January 2010A friend of FACT sent us this great quotation with the Space Invaders exhibition in mind, from poet Luke Kennard's new collection Migrane Hotel. Its an excerpt from the poem 'And I Saw':
"When you are raised on computer games
You grow accustomed to saying ‘I’m dead,’
Several times a day. Which is not to say
We are the first generation to feel
So comfortable with our mortality."
It's some wonderful food for thought - you can download a sample (PDF) of the collection, including And I Saw in full.