At Tweetspeak Poetry, we are committed to nurturing totally fun literary citizens—and, in so doing, to help people become who they really are. We believe in the power of community reading, writing, playing, and just plain living, to accomplish this.
Join us today? Become a literary citizen who knows how to take life less (and more) seriously. Become who you really are.
All of the following give you a chance to have fun or participate in community writing projects. Oh, we do have a good time.
We are a community of learners. That means we love to share knowledge and work on improving our skills with words or art. Overall, through a variety of features here at Tweetspeak, we are always engaged in the process of rich discovery…
When people grow and create beautiful work, we take the opportunity to feature them in myriad ways, to our audience that generates about 4.3 million impressions per month. You might find yourself featured in any one of the following venues:
Monday Themed Writing Posts (if you participate the week before, you are eligible to be featured in the next week’s follow-up post, published here at Tweetspeak)
Every Day Poems (we request permission before featuring in this exclusive paid-subscription venue)
Our first Twitter poetry writing parties—between just a few friends (Glynn Young, Jim Wood, Eric Swalberg, and L.L. Barkat)— were held in September of 2009. The parties grew popular fairly quickly, gaining participants that included many of the initiators’ online friends.
On October 3, 2009, we officially launched Tweetspeak, to try to keep track of our party announcements and poetry party archives. Eric Swalberg built the maiden site and Glynn Young managed it. We never dreamed the site would become what it has become.
In 2010, completely separately, T. S. Poetry Press was founded by L.L. Barkat and published its first title on April 15 (clearly, T. S. Poetry was destined to have a sense of humor).
On May 27, 2011, also completely separately, L.L. Barkat launched Every Day Poems.
In March 2012, T. S. Poetry Press officially acquired Tweetspeak Poetry. And the two became one. Every Day Poems was brought under the colorful umbrella, too.
We’ve been having fun ever since. And bringing beautiful work to light.
For the full 10-year story, see our totally colorful and inspiring Celebrating 10 Years infographic.