What is a "twitterpoem?" Outlier Moving Pictures' definition of a twitterpoem is a poem, poem series, or film poem constrained by Twitter's 140 character limit and posted on Twitter. #twitterpoem was already a thing on Twitter long before we started our twitterpoem project, which became evident as soon as we searched Twitter for that hashtag, but our usage is somewhat more rigorous, as Twitter users of the #twitterpoem often flout the character limit by attaching a photo of a typed or handwritten poem that is longer than the 140 charater Tweet limit. Our Twitter poems will be an occational series of short poems, which will first be published on the Twitter page we created just for this purpose, tweetpoems, @tweetcinepoem, but then posted here on our website.
Bereavement (September 2016)
Bereavement is the first poetry film of a #twitterpoem (twitter.com/tweetcinepoem @tweetcinepoem) by filmmaking duo Jack Cochran and Pamela Falkenberg. The recent death of Jack's older brother and a photo of the tomb he received from his sister-in-law, the finality of the names and dates, occasions a lament via a family history photo review at once personal and universal. This is the first of what is planned to be an occasional series of short film poems, aka twitterpoems. Bereavement was first posted on our tweetpoems site (twitter.com/tweetcinepoem [@tweetcinepoem]), so it meets our own definition.