And now, Facebook has Dylan Barmmer.
Just as Duffy broke new ground in becoming the UK’s first woman Poet Laureate in the position’s 341-year history and Ryan is the first openly lesbian Poet Laureate to hold the U.S. post, Barmmer (www.facebook.com/
No, Barmmer is neither a woman nor a lesbian – although the playfully handsome man dubbed “Charmer Barmmer” by one of his biggest fans is not afraid to tap lovingly into his feminine side in neither art nor life.
But Barmmer is believed to be the first-ever person to serve as Poet Laureate on the world’s most popular and populated social networking site. And he’s certainly the first Mad Yogi Poet to hold the position.
The accomplishment may sound silly on the surface, but a closer look reveals that it is no laughing matter.
In just over six years of existence, Facebook has grown from an Ivy League academic experiment to an indomitable online time suck for more than 500 million “citizens”
So how did Barmmer come to secure this prestigious title? He spent countless hours writing free poems for his 1,300 “friends.”
“This is an absolute honor,” said the 36-year-old Barmmer, who also serves as Raconteur for Fortune 500,000 creative copywriting consortium Word Is Born (www.wordisborn.net)
It’s not immediately clear what Barmmer’s role will entail, or how long it will last. What is certain is that it won’t pay him a dime. But Barmmer, who more or less lives to write poetry, practice yoga and make sweet love, is still ecstatic about the gig.
“I would like to thank my raw, primal passion; my undying wild-ass creativity; the infinitely inspiring practice of Yoga; and my oft-elusive Muses,” said Barmmer from his seaside sanctuary in the San Diego surf enclave of Cardiff-by-the-
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About Word Is Born:
Word Is Born (www.wordisborn.net)
With close to 15 years of experience as a professional writer, Barmmer has crafted memorable and award-winning work in the realms of poetry, journalism, advertising, marketing and more.
Motivated by creativity and driven by passion, Word Is Born launched and maintains Random Acts of Poetry (www.youtube.com/
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