- It all started with this terrible and very problematic poem published in the New Yorker:
- — Karissa Chen (@karissachen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 15:14:39dear @NewYorker: this calvin trillin poem isn't only offensive it's also just... bad. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/04/have-they-run-out-of-provinces-yet-by-calvin-trillin …
- Then Beth Nguyen pulled out one of the winning couplets from the poem.
- — Beth Nguyen (@bichminhnguyen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 16:29:32
- And I thought,
- So I was inspired to write this:
- And then we were off!
- — Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing)Wed, Apr 06 2016 16:59:23
- I decided we should anthologize this offering (since we were clearly on our way to writing a New Yorker-worthy poem!)
- Celeste referenced last fall's Michael Derrick Hudson debacle:
- — Karissa Chen (@karissachen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 17:14:16
- THEN LEE KUM KEE LIKED OUR TWEETS!
- — Karissa Chen (@karissachen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 17:22:26
- Hey New Yorker, we think this poem is right up your alley. Have your people call our people.
The World is Our Oyster / Sauce
A Twitter poem inspired by Calvin Trillin
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