Form.Reborn ran on Twitter 16 March-21 August 2009
Form. Reborn was an experimental poetry journal that sought to boil the essence of form poems down so that they can fit in a mobile phone text message. Some forms can be tweaked easily to fit within the 140 character limit: haiku, cinquain, limerick, one stanza ballads, one heroic couplet, etc. Others, on the surface, seem to defy the bounds of possibility: villanelle, sonnet, sestina, etc. Can they be done with text-speak? Should they? Will readers want to track a few lines of long forms at a time until the series is complete? We published vibrant images and concise thought that readers enjoyed whether they were in a doctor’s waiting room, in line at the grocery store, walking to class, or…
Form.Reborn wrapped on 21 August 2009 with a poem series by Rose Auslander. A new project, unFold, has replaced it. unFold is edited by Rose, built on Form‘s foundation, and crafted to expand the definition of poetry on Twitter.
Form.Reborn Author List: (in order of appearance)