Poetry announcement:  “Restoring Order to a World Hooked on Strangeness”

I’m back with a new video game poem at Sidequest.  This one is based on a somewhat obscure RPG for the SEGA Saturn called Shining the Holy Ark.  Really, it’s intended to capture the feeling of completing RPGs in general.  And I’m not going to lie, as I was writing “Restoring Order to a World Hooked on Strangeness,” I was thinking a lot about what life will be—is?—would be?—like emerging from the COVID pandemic. 

By the way, I also have an essay due out soon at Sidequest about writing video game poetry, as I really enjoy the topic and find it an underutilized source of inspiration for poets.  The essay will come out in two parts.