Among Twitter mini-stories and YouTube performance videos, social media is seeing the rise of another literary revolution on photo sharing platform, Instagram. Sarah discusses the Instagram poetry phenomenon with publisher and instapoet David (@divad.ly) who recently wrote an essay on it. From an instapoet who writes poetry on colour swatches (@sithoughts) and another who scribble on post-it notes (@discardedpostitpoetry), they will address questions surrounding Instagram as an artistic platform and the reaction from publishers. After garnering attention on The Guardian (The Instagram Poets Society), Cosmopolitan (Poets Turn Leonardo Dicaprio’s Instagram into Poetry), and BookRiot (14 Of Our Favourite Instagram Poets), by the end of the episode, you’ll hopefully be convinced why this is a big shift for poetry, making poetry mainstream again.
This podcast can be found on iTunes.