Here's a fast and dynamic way to discover poets and poetry communities on X née Twitter.
From X.com's homepage, select one—not multiple, just one—of the following hashtags from the list below, and enter it into the search bar of the X.com Explore tab on the sidebar of the homepage from your desktop or from the menu if you're perusing X.com from your mobile device.
With your search terms in place, use the filters to further refine your query to the latest, or most viewed poetry posts.
To make things more personal, you could further filter the poetry posts by your location—to see poetry posts by people who are 'near you', or use the filter to see only the poetry posts of the people you follow—typing in additional keywords tickle your fancy seems logical but seems to extremely limit results. Happy discoveries. Tag @maxximillian on X.com with any great poems you find! Thanks in advance.
Don't miss any opportunity to add links and personal introductions to your own poems that you mint on the blockchain to places like X.com using the same hashtags you used to find the poetry you liked to increase discoverability of your own poetry posts.
You'll also find contests and casual poetry readings when you follow these hashtags I've suggested (below) on x.com where you can perform your poem in a safe poet-friendly community live-audio space.
These hashtags are effective on all social media platforms, by the way.
- #PoetryCommunity: This is a widely-used hashtag where poets and poetry enthusiasts share their work and engage in discussions about poetry. It's a great starting point to connect with the poetry community on X.
- #AmWritingPoetry: This hashtag is ideal for finding writers actively working on poetry. It's a supportive space for poets to share their writing journey and seek feedback.
- #Micropoetry: If you enjoy short and concise poetry, this hashtag is for you. It's used for sharing tiny poems or haikus.
- #SpokenWord: To discover spoken word performances and poets who perform their work, use this hashtag. It's a vibrant community of poets who bring their words to life.
- #PoetryPrompt: If you're looking for inspiration or want to participate in poetry challenges, this hashtag is perfect. Writers often share prompts to spark creativity.
Make ever deeper discoveries by engaging with poets and poetry communities by using these keywords. Twitter is a fantastic platform for connecting with poets, and finding opportunities to share your own poetic creations.
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Poetry as wildcards from Maxximillian.eth
When you see a Maxximillian artwork, check the traits to see if there's a companion poem.
Check the metadata when you're perusing Maxximillian.eth tokenized digital fine art and fashion on Layerr.xyz—Maxximillian includes poems as wildcards in all forms, from rhyming couplets to Renku-inspired collaborative poems.
What is Renku?
Renku, also known as linked poetry, is a traditional Japanese collaborative poetic form that involves multiple poets taking turns to compose a series of linked verses. Renku is not to be confused with haiku, although it often includes haiku within its structure.
Renku is a collaborative form of poetry, typically composed by two or more poets. Each poet takes turns writing verses, building on the previous one.
While haiku is a standalone form of poetry with a 5-7-5 syllable structure, renku extends beyond it by incorporating multiple poets and creating a collaborative and dynamic poetic conversation. It provides a unique platform for poets to interact and create a larger narrative through their verses.
The verses in a renku are meant to be interconnected thematically and conceptually. Each verse responds to the one before it, creating a continuous and evolving narrative. Renku often explores themes related to nature, the changing seasons, and human emotions, much like haiku. Renku has a specific structure with various stanzas, including hokku (the starting verse), followed by several wakiku (linked verses), and concluding with a daisan (closing verse).
Renku has evolved over centuries, and various schools and approaches to composing it exist. There are different styles and degrees of formality in renku, ranging from more traditional and structured to freer and more experimental forms.
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