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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we want to take a moment to invite you to join our annual tribute to National Poetry Month. This is our third annual series we call Muses and Metaphor. That's where we combine two of our passions, poetry and social media.

We'd like to invite you to go on Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters, of course. Your poem can be about your work, your life, even your socks. We don't judge. Poet Holly Bass will help us pick our favorites to air. This year we have already heard from a former Air Force member in Washington, D.C., a translator living in Chicago, an Egyptian-American author and even the renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.

In the past, we've had thousands of responses from professional and aspiring poets from across the country. Here's one we got last year from Deisha Wilson. She's now a 7th grader at Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C.

DEISHA WILSON: A is the darkness, E, you hear a trumpet. I, you and this unknown man or woman. U, you are afraid to move.

MARTIN: This year, we'd loved to hear from you. Tweet us using the hashtag tmmpoetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Just go to npr.org. Click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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