Muses And Metaphor 2012: Tweet Us Your Poetry! Poetry meets social media in Tell Me More's annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Throughout April we'll feature poems exchanged via Twitter by NPR fans — always in 140 characters or fewer.
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Muses And Metaphor 2012: Tweet Us Your Poetry!

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Muses And Metaphor 2012: Tweet Us Your Poetry!

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We've been celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing your poetic tweets. We've been asking you to send us poems that are 140 characters or less and, today, we hear a tweet from Kelly McQuain of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kelly is a poet and an associate professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia and, at one point in time, he worked in the comic book industry as a penciler.

Now, remember, these are short, only 140 characters each. Here's a tweet by Kelly McQuain.

KELLY MCQUAIN: In the Twitter age, the page takes a toll. We download books to mobiles and we're back to scrolls.

MARTIN: And we know that went by pretty fast, so let's hear it again.

MCQUAIN: In the Twitter age, the page takes a toll. We download books to mobiles and we're back to scrolls.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Kelly McQuain. If you would like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters, of course. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it for us and we will air it in the program this month and the days are winding down, so get busy. Tweet us using the hash tag #TMMPoetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to NPR.org and click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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