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The Social Media Poet

Brian Bilston, who accidentally became a poet through Twitter, explains the power of social media for poetry.

Brian Bilston, who accidentally became a poet through Twitter, explains the power of social media for poetry.

"Poetry on social media is more than a never-ending stream of haiku concerning the changing light of the moon on water, or the beauty of cherry blossom. It's far more interesting and relevant than that. It's an opportunity for poetry to present itself in situations when people most need it."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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