A while ago I mentioned the different ways in which authors have been using social media to tell stories. And apparently the same goes for poetry. Check out this extremely interesting piece from the NYT.

I love the description of a best-selling celebrity poet as the literary equivalent of a unicorn. Instagram and Tumblr are pretty perfect for poetry if you think about it. Perfect length. Perfect example of form-function-storytelling harmony. I have the emotional maturity of a six-year-old, and as such, don’t really understand poetry, but I’d love to hear from our readers.

What do you think of poetry in this medium? Do you follow any Instapoets? Any ideas why it’s so popular?