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"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 City (@nycgov) hosted the fifth annual "#NYCPoetweet" Twitter poetry contest from April 1 to April 8, 2014, and the winners were published in Metro New York on Poem In Your Pocket Day - April 24, 2014. New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray selected the winning #NYPoetweets.

Full contest rules.

2014 #NYCPoetweet Winners

Past #NYCPoetweet winners.

PIYP TWEETS FROM THE STREET
Across the U.S., activities on Poem in Your Pocket Day will use #pocketpoem for messages on Twitter. So when you find yourself at an impromptu sidewalk poetry slam, use #pocketpoem in your tweet to tell your friends and join the conversation!

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