Originally, a site was created to provide poetic ramblings for those with the attention span of a goldfish. However, many of the posts became lengthy, epic poems, plays, and/or essays on various topics of the day. An entire year was dedicated to providing a piece of creative writing each day. The daily goal failed. Yet, work was published throughout each month and after review it was decided to shut it down.
Twitter has become an interesting tool with a limited amount of characters forcing one to be creative within its restrictive nature. With the new administration in America taking over the oval office, insisting it is actually a square based on evidence from alternative facts, and seeming to prefer communicating in simple repetitious messages, it also seems appropriate to have a site entitled “Twitterization” in a nation of endless tweets and alarmingly accepted “alternative facts.”
The interests of this site is to enjoy and celebrate the creativity it requires to create poetry within the boundaries of a limited number of characters. Limitations can often harvest bountiful artistry. Every so often there might be a lengthier essay published in response to issues of the moment. But, for the most part, this is a site filled with short poems from Twitter (or, work that has been Twitterized) that are floating around in a society with the attention span of a goldfish. The hope is to highlight the beautiful words and imagery from an eclectic group of writers that are often drowned out by the madness of ignorance and hate. These electronic pages are a voice for the voiceless. A reminder the heart is heavier and of more worth than hate. Eventually, this site would like to include Twitter-sized poems submitted by you!
Let the Twitterization Nation Begin!