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03/21/2011 08:38 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

World Poetry Day: The Rise of Twitter Poetry

As literary coincidences go, it might not carry quite the same cosmic portent as Halley's Comet appearing in the month of Mark Twain's birth. But Monday happens to be both World Poetry Day and the fifth anniversary of the moment when a young American software designer named Jack Dorsey sent out to the world the first message using the service that soon became known as Twitter.

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