A little more than a year ago, my friend forever Amber Dermont issued a challenge. The author--of the New York Times best seller The Starboard Sea and of the brilliant book of stories Damage Control--dared me to join Twitter. I resisted for all the obvious and uptight reasons but eventually decided to do what poets always decide to do: see what could happen. In no particular order, these are some of my embarrassing or sincere or sad or resilient or silly or shameful or shameless tweets of the last year:

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02.19.472015-04-05 02.21.072015-04-05 02.24.382015-04-04 13.25.182015-04-04 13.29.512015-04-04 13.35.122015-04-04 13.37.352015-04-04 13.40.512015-04-04 13.43.142015-04-04 13.45.522015-04-04 13.50.592015-04-04 13.54.172015-04-04 13.55.292015-04-04 14.08.072015-04-04 14.11.142015-04-04 14.14.562015-04-04 14.23.142015-04-04 14.25.172015-04-04 14.27.022015-04-04 14.29.192015-04-04 14.39.352015-04-04 18.01.212015-04-04 18.09.592015-04-04 18.13.112015-04-04 18.31.062015-04-04 18.33.542015-04-04 18.35.512015-04-04 18.39.502015-04-04 18.41.122015-04-04 18.43.122015-04-04 18.45.122015-04-04 18.46.562015-04-04 18.48.562015-04-04 18.50.152015-04-04 18.52.012015-04-04 18.55.132015-04-04 18.56.562015-04-04 18.59.122015-04-04 19.00.122015-04-04 19.02.132015-04-04 19.04.462015-04-04 19.07.082015-04-04 19.09.312015-04-04 19.15.462015-04-04 19.17.052015-04-04 19.18.162015-04-04 19.19.462015-04-04 19.22.462015-04-04 19.24.392015-04-04 19.26.192015-04-04 19.29.152015-04-04 19.31.082015-04-04 19.33.292015-04-04 19.34.302015-04-04 19.35.472015-04-04 19.44.062015-04-04 19.45.092015-04-05 01.48.432015-04-05 01.53.072015-04-05 01.54.392015-04-05 01.58.002015-04-05 02.20.002015-04-05 02.22.002015-04-05 02.23.412015-04-04 13.26.272015-04-04 13.31.352015-04-04 13.36.512015-04-04 13.38.182015-04-04 13.41.302015-04-04 13.44.172015-04-04 13.46.582015-04-04 13.49.052015-04-04 13.51.112015-04-05 02.24.292015-04-04 13.25.012015-04-04 13.54.342015-04-04 13.55.442015-04-04 14.09.082015-04-04 14.11.252015-04-04 14.16.512015-04-04 14.23.392015-04-04 14.26.092015-04-04 14.27.152015-04-04 14.30.452015-04-04 18.02.142015-04-04 18.10.352015-04-04 18.13.422015-04-04 18.31.272015-04-04 18.34.092015-04-04 18.37.002015-04-04 18.41.212015-04-04 18.43.292015-04-04 18.45.212015-04-04 18.47.212015-04-04 18.49.042015-04-04 18.50.512015-04-04 18.52.542015-04-04 18.54.062015-04-04 18.55.372015-04-04 18.57.112015-04-04 18.59.262015-04-04 19.00.312015-04-04 19.03.292015-04-04 19.04.562015-04-04 19.07.392015-04-04 19.10.142015-04-04 19.16.032015-04-04 19.17.272015-04-04 19.18.302015-04-04 19.20.082015-04-04 19.23.082015-04-04 19.24.472015-04-04 19.26.342015-04-04 19.28.032015-04-04 19.29.332015-04-04 19.31.222015-04-04 19.33.582015-04-04 19.40.422015-04-04 13.28.492015-04-04 13.33.502015-04-04 19.44.132015-04-04 19.45.462015-04-04 19.47.212015-04-05 01.53.152015-04-05 01.55.042015-04-05 01.58.262015-04-05 02.20.272015-04-05 02.22.282015-04-05 02.23.552015-04-23 00.54.40 2015-04-23 00.53.412015-04-23 00.52.19 2015-04-23 00.51.582015-04-05 02.20.542015-04-05 02.23.172015-04-23 00.51.46 2015-04-23 00.51.262015-04-23 00.51.08 2015-04-23 00.50.432015-04-23 00.50.29 2015-04-23 00.50.062015-04-23 00.49.34 2015-04-23 00.48.442015-04-23 00.47.23 2015-04-23 00.46.242015-04-23 00.46.10 2015-04-23 00.46.03 2015-04-04 13.27.192015-04-04 13.32.092015-04-04 13.37.052015-04-04 13.39.192015-04-04 13.41.442015-04-04 13.44.252015-04-04 13.47.342015-04-04 13.49.212015-04-04 13.51.192015-04-04 13.54.502015-04-04 13.57.032015-04-04 14.09.472015-04-04 14.11.422015-04-04 14.19.102015-04-04 14.23.582015-04-04 14.26.272015-04-04 14.27.262015-04-04 14.37.592015-04-04 18.07.462015-04-04 18.11.342015-04-04 18.14.062015-04-04 18.32.142015-04-04 18.34.222015-04-04 18.37.352015-04-04 18.40.342015-04-04 18.41.332015-04-04 18.44.162015-04-04 18.47.382015-04-04 18.49.282015-04-04 18.51.352015-04-04 18.53.132015-04-04 18.54.122015-04-04 18.55.492015-04-04 18.58.052015-04-04 19.01.042015-04-04 19.03.402015-04-04 19.05.122015-04-04 19.07.512015-04-04 19.13.332015-04-04 19.16.122015-04-04 19.17.422015-04-04 19.18.462015-04-04 19.20.332015-04-04 19.23.262015-04-04 19.24.532015-04-04 19.27.102015-04-04 19.28.192015-04-04 19.30.022015-04-04 19.32.202015-04-04 19.34.062015-04-04 19.35.072015-04-04 19.36.252015-04-04 19.44.322015-04-04 19.46.022015-04-05 02.24.102015-04-05 02.22.572015-04-05 02.09.312015-04-05 01.53.402015-04-05 01.56.112015-04-05 01.56.572015-04-05 01.50.242015-04-04 19.47.592015-04-04 13.28.282015-04-04 13.33.162015-04-04 13.37.142015-04-04 13.39.502015-04-04 13.42.512015-04-04 13.44.462015-04-04 13.48.072015-04-04 13.50.132015-04-04 13.51.352015-04-04 13.55.092015-04-04 13.57.112015-04-04 14.10.032015-04-04 14.19.472015-04-04 14.24.272015-04-04 14.26.382015-04-04 14.28.152015-04-04 14.38.102015-04-04 18.11.422015-04-04 18.17.112015-04-04 18.34.352015-04-04 18.38.392015-04-04 18.40.482015-04-04 18.41.432015-04-04 18.44.362015-04-04 18.46.232015-04-04 18.47.542015-04-04 18.51.432015-04-04 18.53.322015-04-04 18.55.592015-04-04 18.58.322015-04-04 18.59.562015-04-04 19.03.582015-04-04 19.05.212015-04-04 19.08.082015-04-04 19.14.382015-04-04 19.18.032015-04-04 19.19.032015-04-04 19.21.122015-04-04 19.25.512015-04-04 19.27.192015-04-04 19.28.432015-04-04 19.30.512015-04-04 19.32.402015-04-04 19.34.102015-04-04 19.46.152015-04-04 19.35.132015-04-04 19.43.052015-04-04 19.44.442015-04-05 01.47.122015-04-05 02.10.012015-04-05 01.54.10

Originally Published: April 28th, 2015

Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), was named one...