• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    Move over, Twitter: Poetizer is a “positive, metaphysical,” poem-based social media platform.

    Jessie Gaynor

    November 20, 2019, 12:25pm

    If you like social networking but find that the traditional platforms aren’t metaphysical enough for your taste, have I got an app for you. Actually, has Czech poet Lukas Sedlacek got an app for you. It’s called Poetizer, and it’s a social networking app where users can write and share—yes—poetry, as well as comment on the poetry other users create.

    Article continues below

    As someone who has participated in a number of poetry workshops, I don’t associate poetry feedback with relentless positivity (just me?) but Sedlacek says that the app is, in fact, a “safe space.”

    I, for one, am looking forward to seeing how this nice-seeming app turns profoundly evil.

    [via Ozy]

    Article continues below
  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.