Hashtag Poetry: The Hidden Poetry of Twitter, Cut-Up, Painted and Posted to Instagram by Clive Birnie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hashtag Poetry by Clive Birnie is a digital take on the art of blackout poetry where new meaning is found in taking away certain elements from a text. For this book, Birnie uses screenshots from his Twitter feed to create new thoughts and ideas from the original content.
I've enjoyed this type of poetry from a variety of authors on Instagram and other places online. Birnie fits in with the style, though the colored dots/confetti spread across each work sometimes detracts from the poem itself. The poem featured with single color designs or designs that were less busy were easier read. As with any compilation of work, there were some hits and some misses, but overall the content was enjoyable to read.
*Received a copy of this book through NetGalley
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