The other site I run is tinywords.com, which publishes one haiku per weekday on the web and via email, SMS, and pager. Tomorrow, which is the first day of spring and also World Poetry Day, tinywords will be hosting the first ever world-wide, WiFi, ad-hoc, open-mike haiku reading. People around the world will be contributing their haiku to tinywords using the site’s new comments feature (which I created earlier this month, modeling it after MovableType’s comments utility, as seen on tweney.com). As the haiku show up on the site, they will simultaneously be broadcast to a special World Poetry Day mailing list, so people can receive them by email or by pager or cell phone. And at the same time, we’ll be reading them aloud in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, thanks to a WiFi connection at the Starbuck’s there. It’s high-tech haiku!
If you’re in San Francisco, stop by Yerba Buena at lunchtime. If you can’t be there in person, participate online by posting your haiku on the tinywords site, and/or by signing up for the World Poetry Day mailing list on tinywords. Details are here. I hope to see you tomorrow!