Skepticism is expected, but these social media astute authors are causing a phenomenon and tapping into internet’s appetite for minimal language
The phenomenon of Instagram poets – who are also, to be fair, Tumblr poets and Pinterest poets – has been one of the more surprising side-effects of the selfie age.
“Instagram poets” are, of course, simply poets, but they’re a phenomenon unto themselves because they have cleverly managed to combine the internet’s love of an inspirational quote with artful typography and immediate shareability. Poems are ideally suited, in some ways, to social media, because they pack so much meaning into so little language.
As I read hundreds of poems, I began to wonder if there was something more like an algorithm than a person behind themContinue reading...