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Tweet your verse

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National Poetry Month is right around the corner. In honor of such an enormous event (chuckle) — the Seattle Times is hosting a poetry contest through Twitter. You can tweet rhymes, verses, musings, haiku or, my personal favorite, “what-have-you that is 140 characters or less.” Lets see, “On the bus, on the train, on the avenue, my uptick is faster than the speed of light. Try to keep up. Try, try, try. I bet you can’t.”

In other news, the head of the European Union is publishing a book of poetry. From the Wall Street Journal, “Herman Van Rompuy’s haiku poetry is already as much a part of inside-the-Brussels-beltway lore as endless summits, crooked cabbies and the question of whether the European Union will ever have a proper foreign policy.” Let’s hope Rompuy’s poetry is more of a reflection of what is happening inside-the-Brusells beltway, wild (I do mean wild) late-nights after those endless summits and something interesting about crooked cabbies— otherwise, snooze fest. Come on Herman, you’ve got it in you. Although this website does have Herman looking a little freakish. Maybe there’s hope yet.

Posted by Israel Bayer


Written by lickmypoetry

March 31, 2010 at 8:24 am

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  1. What a cool idea! It’s amazing really….as paper books are becoming more antiquated, more and more people are reading – something – on their ipod or ipad or laptop. In theory, it could be a poetry revolution. Thanks for the post and Happy Poetry Month.

    Ironically, I had just finished reading this when I came upon your post:



    March 31, 2010 at 9:30 am

  2. The next poetry revolution will be digitalized, and I’m happy about that. Maybe we can finally break the seal of professors, and famous people being the only ones w/access to getting published in a venue where people actually give a crap.

    Israel Bayer

    March 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

  3. […] Tweeting a line of verse or reading about Pulitzer prize winning poet, Rae Armantrout is the kind of activity that keeps poetry alive.   Spray paint it, hand write it, type it, finger paint it, send us your submissions (pomotion123@gmail.com), start you own blog, craft a collection and publish it, read it, speak it, sing it…I would suggest that this is important all year round…not just on a holiday. […]

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