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The Sound of The Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter is a book of haiku poetry by Amos White, social media marketing expert, author and haiku poet of over 25 years.
"Amos White is a fresh new voice on the literary scene. He has taken an ancient form, haiku, and inflected it with a modern sensibility to produce poetry that hums with the sounds of the web."
– Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND
From The Preface of The Sound of The Web
“When Automattic Joint (now, Automattic) first launched WordPress, their tagline read, “Making the web a more beautiful place.” This floored me. It was frank and honest, but more importantly it was fresh. It was bold to put that on your company masthead: "beauty" first. It was Ezra Pound shouting "make it new!" And they had.
“In the online world, beauty, digital gestures (smileys and thumbs-up), direct, honest responses are key and central to the social web, in building relationships and in extending our personal networks.
This is the point of my haiku: to connect the reader thru the social web to release an experience captured in nature: man via web meets nature. My haiku are socially mediate reflections, each recorded and then shared via Facebook and Twitter to my networks and the Internet as social objects that poke and nudge and stream down a mountain of newsfeeds to pool somewhere, one thousand miles away before your third eye.
“That is the sound of the web. The impact of sharing nature’s beauty– and in making objects of beauty around which we gather, discuss, share and recreate thru the Internet– has brought and will continue to bring a profound change in this world.
“These are my contribution to it.”
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Amos is an American poet and author. He is awarded as a haiku poet, recognized for his unique, American interpretations of the Japanese Haiku art form. He was selected as a haiku Finalist in the NPR National Cherry Blossom haiku Contest 2013; and received First Place in "The Witt Literary Journal" Haiku Writing Contest. Amos was host of the celebrated poetry reading series, The Heart of the Muse, in Alameda, California; an active member of the Alameda Island Poets and the California Writers Club - Berkeley; an active reader in local, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco poetry groups and organizations. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Amos graduated from Bexley High School and Wittenberg University where he carried local and national accolades and awards in sport (football, track and field), music (orchestral) and for his poetry compositions. He currently completed his first book, "The Sound of the Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter" (CreateSpace, 2013) and will publish his haiku books, "What Does the Moon" (2013), and "Sometimes a Whisper" (working title: 2014). Amos presently lives in Diano Marina, Italy with his family. For more: Visit Amos White Haiku: http://www.amoswhitehaiku.com Follow Amos White Haiku: http://twitter.com/aw3haiku Engage Amos White Haiku on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku
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