If anyone follows me on Twitter, they will know I am a big fan of Emily’s work since forever. Her debut Dear Boy is a wonderful book, filled with funny and sad poems that I just keep going back to read. Her Twitter feed is an immeasurable joy, and when I first started favouriting tweets a few years ago the first one was one of hers which read “ ‘Worms lack an apparent face’ WORMS”. It still makes me laugh, here are some of my favourites of hers.
so poets think they can act too, huh? we’ll show them
— emily berry (@no1_emily) February 12, 2014
Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the Ikea uplighter — emily berry (@no1_emily) August 16, 2013
The women wearing exfoliating mitts in the swimming pool showers – are they thinking about death more or less than I am?
— emily berry (@no1_emily) November 6, 2013
‘worms lack an apparent face’
— emily berry (@no1_emily) August 15, 2012
Yay Dr Dre now providing sample sentences for dictionaries pic.twitter.com/2ACCqVFYRo
— emily berry (@no1_emily) January 15, 2014
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.