Guest Curator Issue: Readable Games, Playable Literature

The word “game” (which will be used throughout to denote digital games) often conjures images of playful interactive franchises such as Fortnite and Minecraft, created to simulate competition, conflict, or construction. In the end though, digital games — as opposed to board games or role-playing games, for instance — are simply experiences made possible by […]


Platonic coughing, Surrealism and sound poetry

This Spring the sudden outbreak of Corona virus has had unexpected effects on societies all over the world. The situation in Finland is at this moment calm. Covid-19 has however had big impacts on, besides healthcare and politics also on culture and art with the strict restrictions imposed on live events. Many institutions were forced […]


In memory of Marko Niemi

This issue, released amidst the corona pandemia and it’s unexpected effects is dedicated to the memory of Marko Niemi, pioneer in Finnish digital poetry who passed away last September at the age of 45. He was the editor in chief at Nokturno from 2006 to 2014. During his active years in digital poetry he collaborated […]


Guest curator issue: The dark side of a flow state, a critique of linguistic capitalism, ancient bell ringing, and Karen, who will fix your life

For this issue of Nokturno we invited poet and scholar Matti Kangaskoski to curate us a selection of contemporary digital poetry. Dear Reader of Nokturno, The works presented in this issue are Ian Hatcher’s Rumble Pak, Pip Thornton’s {poem}.py, Stephanie Strickland’s Ringing the Changes and Liberty Ring!, and Blast Theory’s Karen. As the guest-curator of […]


Sounds, memories and unknown search terms

The fifth issue of this year contains various encounters between poetry and sound art, probing of everyday technological vocabulary and videopoetry in the landscapes of remembrance. This issue opens with Neljä koetusta pysyä | Four Try-outs in Staying, a work combining Milka Luhtaniemi´s poetry and sound art by W. There are four audio players embedded […]