First, World Class Poetry offered “Twitter Haiku and Other Gems” by Gene Myers. Now, our second Twitter chapbook focusing on Japanese short forms is available for free through the World Class Poetry Toolbar.
“The Heart Of A Sailor” is a collection of 26 tanka poems by gay poet M. Kei, a volunteer skipjack crewman in the Chesapeake Bay area.
I think you’ll find these poems to be truly engaging in a pastoral as well as in a linguistic sort of way. M. Kei has a great way of conjuring an image that provokes an emotion in just five lines.
The Micropoetry Chapbook series from World Class Poetry was started to help poets who publish through Twitter and other microblogging services expand their audience. All chapbooks are published through the World Class Poetry Toolbar and remain there indefinitely.
The first such chapbook was “Twitter Poems”, written by yours truly. “Twitter Poems” was followed up by “Twitpoems” and most recently by “Irreverent Twits” featuring a photo on the cover by professional photographer Tyson Crosbie.
Micropoetry is flourishing on Twitter, with more new poets joining the ranks every day. Some poets prefer to publish their poems through aggregated Twitter streams such as @twihaiku while others publish through their own Twitter streams.
Download the World Class Poetry Toolbar and enjoy these chapbooks from some of Twitter’s best short form poets, the latest being “The Heart Of A Sailor” by M. Kei.