The Poetry Project

Poetry Canon

POETRY CANON is a new digital series and computer script programmed by The Poetry Project.

POETRY CANON aims to interrogate the notion of publication as well as the bounds of the public and private spheres by “publishing” poems line by line in reply to a curated list of individuals on Twitter, thereby reasserting the poem as a fundamentally mediated object and leveraging social media to introduce poetry to spaces that might otherwise never confront it.

The first volley of POETRY CANON directs each line of a poet’s work at the Twitter handles of selected members of congress.