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Muses and Metaphor 2012

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin is looking for your poetic tweets! Go to twitter and tweet us your original poetry using #tmmpoetry. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it and we will broadcast the poetic tweets in April as part of National Poetry Month. Sweet right?


  1. And to help us curate our twitter poetry series, we welcome back poet Holly Bass @hollybassdc.  She is a writer and performer here in Washington, D-C. Holly will help us choose some of our favorite tweets to feature on the program. We thought it would be fun though to give you a sense of the kinds of tweets that are coming our way.

  2. It's also fun to see your retweets
  3. Our poetry series will begin airing on NPR's Tell Me More on April 3rd.  As part of the first segment, we will play tweets from students at Hart Middle School in Washington D.C.  The D.C. Creative Writing Workshop has a program at the school and Michel Martin had interviewed Senior Program Director Alan King @aking020881 earlier this Fall.  We asked Alan King if he would work with the school and ask the students to tweet poems for our series and he said YES! Here first is Alan King's poem...

  4. And here are tweets by his students

  5. Some other poetic tweets we are considering!

  6. Cool to see member station WDET in Detroit tweeting about our series!

  7. These are some other poetic tweets our Curator Holly Bass is considering
  8. This is getting really exciting! We launch Muses and Metaphor tomorrow on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin!!