My Mother’s House explores death, grief and memories as a Minecraft poem

[This Guardian article highlights a very creative use of Minecraft by a poet and visual artist. Minecraft provides the vehicle for an exploration the house of the mother of poet, Virginia Bennett. We hear the poem and see the word flash on the screen providing a very moving story.]

by Stuart Dredge, August 11, 2015

Poet Victoria Bennett and digital artist Adam Clarke’s ‘poem-world’ shows popular video game as a platform for art and expression


My Mother’s House is a poem-world delivered as a Minecraft map

My Mother’s House is the most moving poem I’ve ever played. It’s the work of poet Victoria Bennett, inspired by her experience caring for her terminally-ill mother, and reliving some of the shared memories in her home.

As I explored it, the poem brought back my recent memories of helping my own mother clear out my late grandfather’s house, remembering and sometimes learning for the first time about different aspects of his life.