This weekend, I shared a TED Talk retweet that caused Matthew Kreider to quip, “Tweets worth spreading, huh?”
Anyone who remembers the advent of our Twitter poetry parties, indeed the whole of Tweetspeak’s existence, knows that jokes are where ideas are born. Matthew’s quip made perfect sense to me. Especially if we paired it with TED Talks, with a fun nod to their name.
Suddenly, EDT—Everyday Tweets: Tweets worth spreading—was born.
Our first Everyday Tweets is a tribute to poet Adrienne Rich. With thanks to Brooke Campbell, for the use of her music. To my daughters, for their Powerpoint and iMovie help. And to the people on Twitter, who didn’t tweet for fame, but have now—in small measure—attracted it…
@SGardinier, @dregyst, @_Midtowngirl, @Lizzie_Shines, @bcook1132, @allisondipity, @emilymeier1, @saralueth, @upthestaircase, @izhie_kifauziah, @CoraHenderson, @Zeepix, @cretzlaff, @katewarren, @citylightsnc, @JessiProbus, @MarkHarrisNYC, @MarthaPlimpton, @lawrenceschimel, @randomhouse, @PoetryFound, @poetshouse, @BestAmPo, @lemead, @nprbooks, @CristDomingo, @denizkuypers, @poetrySantaCruz
Post by L.L. Barkat, author of Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing
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