I love Crispin’s tweets. Mainly they are plays on words, puns, or subversions of famous lyrics. It is a great example of how Twitter gives an insight into a poet’s work. Crispin’s work is often presented in a fragmented way, humorous and is sometimes aware when an occasion needs capital letters. So Twitter is a medium where he feels very at home. In fact, Crispin has said before the he considers Twitter as his notebook. What a wonderful way of appreciating the work of a great poetry bro.
unable to stop perceiving ‘catholic’ as ‘person addicted to cats’
— crispin best (@crispinbest) April 28, 2012
scatter my ashes on the internet — crispin best (@crispinbest) May 7, 2012
he died how he lived: not wanting to die — crispin best (@crispinbest) March 27, 2013
i’m going to a dog show in hackney on saturday. guess i’ll be singing a lot of baha men so who wants to come & help with the woof woof bits?
— crispin best (@crispinbest) September 5, 2013
stop telling me i need to go to the toilet! you’re not my real bladder!!! (anyway the punchline is “step bladder”)
— crispin best (@crispinbest) October 6, 2013
Twit Twit Twit is a regular series where I will be focusing on several poets who are on Twitter and showcasing some of my favourites from their previous tweets.
Alex MacDonald lives and works in London. He has had his poetry published in The Quietus, Clinic II and English PEN and was shortlisted for the Poetry School / Pig Hog Poetry Pamphlet Competition. He hosted a series of readings at the V&A Museum on independent poetry publishers. He is currently Digital Poet in Residence at the Poetry School.