Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tweetspeak Poetry Jam, Part 2: Skywoman Braids Sweetgrass

Tweetspeak Poetry’s jam on Twitter on Jan. 15 used prompts from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by botanist and Native American Robin Wall Kimmerer. As might be expected, the prompts contained numerous references to nature – to trees, plants, flowers, and fruits.

The lines on Twitter don’t flow chronologically, because people see a prompt, consider a response, and then tweet the line or lines they’ve created. Some people tweet quickly; others take their time. The result is a series of tweets like overlapping arcs. When you look at the entire list, it appears formidable: how do you fashion poems from what looks like a disjointed incoherence?

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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