National Poem in Your Pocket Day

Departure by Erin Feldman

“Departure,” by Erin Feldman, c. 2009.

A tweet is an incredibly appropriate size for a poem. – Not Dead Yet: How Technology is Saving Poetry

Poets seem almost inevitably drawn toward Twitter. The challenge of communicating something, anything, within 140 characters is irresistible. It’s a space that requires sparseness of language and clarity of thought. It is, in some ways, akin to the traditionally known haiku with its five-seven-five syllable scheme. It is a place with a strict form – how to manipulate the content to fit within it?

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The Importance of Boundaries

I'm pretending I'm British today.In the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to set some new boundaries regarding my social media usage. I don’t know why. It might be that I’m trying to accomplish more in the evening. Maybe I’m being my usual control-freak self and imposing limits. Maybe I’m rebelling against Facebook’s attempt to encroach upon every activity.

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Write Right and Twitter

Write Right and Twitter