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A podcast that explores the impact that poetic imagination can have on videogame design and criticism.

Sep 15, 2021


Cookie Hiponia — author, poet, and former lead editor of Destiny 2 and Mass Effect — joins to discuss the social simulation games Stardew Valley & Animal Crossing through the lens of poems about making and giving.

Barbara Jane Reyes, "Track: 'Dahil Sa Iyo,' Pinay (1998)"
Pablo Neruda, "Ode to My Socks"

Cookie Hiponia
We Belong at Penguin Random House
Third Place Books and Elliot Bay Book Company

Music copyright by James Chandler Jr.