"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 were 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 (watch a video of her reading them here!). For your own chance at digital bard-dom, tweet us your own original verse!
Read the full #PoetweetNYC contest rules
2014 #PoetweetNYC Winners
PIYP TWEETS FROM THE STREET
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with fellow poetry lovers from across the U.S. using #pocketpoem. Poetry is everywhere if you look for it.
Find Poem in Your Pocket news on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Facebook page.