Gaming Technology

Head Space Invader

My kids are magicians and wizards when it comes to online games like Minecraft and Warcraft. At times I wonder if the eldest was born clutching a mouse and I...

Nature Technology

From Cloud to i-Cloud

A cloud has always been many things to many people. A fluffy child’s drawing, the stuff of wedding nightmares, a sofa for the angels, a thing to dress up...


The Girl and the Machine

Can a computer produce a blog? This poem imagines the moment where the machine replaces the human in the world of blogging and social media. It was inspired by...

Social Media Technology

Instagram Alarm Bell

Instagram can be addictive. Processing apps can lighten, sharpen and dramatise everyday objects and activities and make them see that little bit more...



This poem is a comment on teens and technology. It is dedicated to all parents who wonder if they should attempt to lure the teen gamer out of their darkened...

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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