“I think that I shall never meet / A poem lovely as a Tweet…”
Who knows? If he had been around today, perhaps that’s what Joyce Kilmer would have scribbled in his notebook (or typed on his smartphone). Instead, we can only imagine Kilmer’s attempts at composing verse on Twitter – and give it our own shot.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (@NYCulture) is hosting the sixth annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter poetry contest from April 6 to April 13, 2015, and the winners will be published in Metro New York on Poem In Your Pocket Day – April 30, 2015.
Last year, New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray selected the winning #PoetweetNYC entries. For your own chance at digital bard-dom, tweet your own original verse!
Here are last year’s winning Tweets: