I WANT WIFI
Published by the Stella Press, 2016
I Want Wifi is an anthology of poems generated by Google. The title of each poem is the set of words I entered into the search engine. The poem is the resulting, unedited set of search terms suggested by Google.
The anthology was collected over the course of 2015 and is an indirect record of the mood and events of the year. Terrorist attacks in Paris, the Syrian refugee crisis and the UK general election all surface, alongside eternal, ingenuous questions: Why don't we see more dead birds? What's it like to be a bat? Do bees have knees? Gradually, a distinctive voice emerges, characterised by impatience, anxiety and endless curiosity; as unspoken fears and suspicions are revealed, I Want Wifi is a searingly honest portrait of 2015.