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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Humor in 140 characters or less. - The Brevity of Twit by K.D. Rose

"What a great little book of ideas and poetry and witty moments! KD Rose uses twitter to extend and challenge the writing of poetry (and philosophy!). As a teacher, I'm going to offer this exercise to my students... write poetry in 140 characters. " - Goodreads, Libby

Description:

Published: May 21st, 2015

From the author of "Inside Sorrow" , Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry.

Humor in 140 characters or less.

A witty walk through the minefield of tweeting, twitter, and the many uses we have socially for it. From serious poetry to a scandalous take on improper grammar, this fast paced take on the brevity of chatting in 140 characters or less will have you falling in love with tweeting all over again.

EXCERPT
Trending
Trending is when thousands of people across a state, country, countries, or continents, (depending on your settings) all decide to tweet about the same topic. This usually involves hashtags, a topic listed under “Trending,” and many, many people looking for their moment in the spotlight. Generally, trends are about something happening on social media, the news, movies, music, or taking place in the world at the moment. New releases, and celebrities often dominate. Celebrity deaths and death hoaxes also make their appearance. For example, as I write, #royalbaby is trending because that news was just announced and 3— not 1, not 2, but 3 trending subjects are about 1Direction. There is also a #HappyBDayCamCam trending about someone named Cameron Dallas who has 3.4 Million Twitter followers, and I don’t know who he is because, well, I’m old.

Not that these aren’t THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS EVER, but occasionally, just occasionally something will trend that is interesting to writers, or nerds, or writer-nerds like me. Sometimes these are more local trending subjects, but occasionally even God arises and says- “I am TIRED of Chris Brown, and Margaret Atwood is not tweeting today— Let the Higgs-Boson Particle be found!” Then suddenly science nerds and writer nerds and wordplay nerds form a bond. Higgs-Boson trends, writers have a field day, scientists nash their teeth at all the incorrect explanations going around, thunder claps, rivers overflow, and for a brief moment, even science makes twitter news.

Higgs-Boson Tweets:
•Higgs Boson- “The Force is strong with that one.”#laymangeekbutIcanthelpit
•Ok Kids: Higgs, Top Quark, Ultra High Energy Ray, TOE. In that order. I’ll be waiting for a report at dinner. Higgs Boson
•Wow- articles are now out saying US sees stronger hints of Higgs. Way to grab the spotlight for a dead collider. CERN is EU. Higgs Boson
•True- the US found hints of Higgs Boson too, but wasnt up to more so it was kind of expected from CERN. Atom Smasher suffers collider envy.
•They might have found Higgs Boson. They might have not. Schrodinger is happy.
•Oh my- Higgs is now trending without Boson. Seriously!
•People who can make Higgs Boson jokes return my faith in humanity.
•Higgs Boson? How quaint. Where’s the (S)top Quark? What- did I just suck all the air out of CERN? Oh no wait that’s another experiment.
•Higgs Boson Why Science Works: There is no religion around supersymmetry.
About the author:
K.D. Rose is a poet and author who currently has published "Heavy Bags of Soul", "Inside Sorrow", “I AM”, “Erasing: Shadows”, "Anger's Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind", "A Taste for Mystery: Two Novellas" and her new release, "The Brevity of Twit". 

K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry. With fellow authors around the globe, KD was also a founding member of the e-magazine, INNOVATE. 

K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms. K.D also has a chronic illness but doesn't let it get her down. K.D. considers herself a "Spoonie" on the lam. 

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25 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This sounds super interesting! I love poetry and twitter.

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt! i'm looking forward to reading this book :)

Betty Woodrum said...

This definitely sounds differnt~quite interesting! Thank you for sharing!

KD Rose said...

Thank you all for your comments! I hope you enjoy. It's a fun read. : ) And thank you Mythical Books for hosting!

Jan Lee said...

Oh I so want to read this book, lol I have seen so many tweets that are funny, poetic, raunchy, etc., and always thought they should be put in a book :)

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks for hosting

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the title, funny and clever.

Arf2-D2 said...

The Schroedinger tweet is hilarious.

Ally Swanson said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Looking forward to reading this book!

KD Rose said...

Thank you all! I hope you check it out and enjoy it! It's meant to add a little happy to your day. : )

Arf2-D2 said...

The cover is bright and fun.

Arf2-D2 said...

Sounds like the type of entertaining read that you can pick up when you only have a few minutes/while you are waiting for something.

Arf2-D2 said...

Thanks for the review and the excerpt. It really helps to know something about a book.

Arf2-D2 said...

What is a "spoonie"?

Arf2-D2 said...

Sounds like a perfect book to keep in the bedroom for a quick read before going to sleep.

Belinda M said...

the cover is so pretty. I can't wait to check out your work

Arf2-D2 said...

I don't know who Cameron Dallas is either.

Arf2-D2 said...

Its interesting that on the cover of a book about tweets, a digital phenomenon, the author's name is written almost like a signature.

Dan Denman said...

Ok, this sounds really cool! I've never seen anything like this! This is a unique concept.

Arf2-D2 said...

I didn't know tweeting could be entertaining!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Arf2-D2 said...

Interesting that a book about tweeting doesn't have a tweet entry option!