poetry by emily dickinson

Poetry by Emily Dickinson is a poetry project promoting active participation in creating literature. It’s an effort to steal Google traffic from a dead writer & redirect it to living writers collaborating online.”

The idea behind this project is too poetically awesome not to share.  The site is encouraging people to tweet micropoetry with the hashtag #poetrybyemilydickinson.  The tweets don’t need to relate to Emily Dickinson or her poetry, heck, they don’t even need to be identifiable as poetry at all.  Anyone can then gather these tweets to remix them into larger poems, which can then be submitted and published on the main site for the project.  I have already submitted a poem; the site moderators claim that they will accept all of their submissions, and I would highly encourage anyone and everyone to participate!

Some of my favorite tweets so far:

“I want your face delivered to me with free 2-day shipping.”


“I found a kid’s backpack in Times Square.  I am a kid’s backpack.  I eat stuffed animals and bombs.  I create panic.”

“purify my soul w/ a brita filter, or your favorite bright eyes song”

“breathe me”




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