A Ticket to National Poetry Month: Twitter Poetry Party

National Poetry Month starts Monday. Tweetspeak will be your go-to place for tickets to the best in poetry all month long.

For starters? Your first ticket is one of our favorites:

Tweetspeak will host a Twitter Poetry Party on Thursday, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST.

Wonder how these things work? @tspoetry will provide a prompt — could be a thought, a line of poetry, a short quote or even a headline. You write a line of poetry on Twitter in response, working within the 140-character limit and including the hashtag #tsptry. You can also play off other participants’ lines and experience the delight that comes from writing Twitter poetry in community and conversation.

If you don’t already follow @tspoetry, now is a good time to do so. And it’s best to come to our @tspoetry Tweetchat room and sign in for the party so that you can see all the tweets in the #tsptry stream.

In the days and weeks following the party, Glynn Young will assemble the tweets into Twitter poems and we will all swoon over what we created together.

Come write with us. It’s a solid hour of fast fun.

Photo by Mary Margaret. Creative Commons license via Flickr.


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  1. says

    Can’t wait to have my ticket punched and find my seat. What a blast on a cold and rainy night. See ya’ll soon. Not snowing here but its snowing on the campus of Hollins University(Virginia) my alma mater. Poetry will warm us up tonight.


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