A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. But what if you could have both? In the age of Instagram, some poets are finding that their verse has taken on a new visual life.
“There’s something special about sharing poetry on Instagram,” says Katharine Brose (@kathbrose), whose witty, handwritten musings strike an inspirational tone. “We all walk around with our phones in our pockets, and being able to open up Instagram and read a poem that describes something you’re feeling is a rare kind of connection. You feel less alone.”
The convergence of poetry and technology is nothing new. In the 1950s, one of the earliest commercial computers, Z22, was tasked with composing a poem using a Kafka text.