Pick daily poetry over social media like Michelle Williamson by subscribing to The Poetry Foundation's Poem A Day.

Instead of waking up and checking social media on her smartphone, Michelle Williamson subscribes to a different type of alert. ‘I love poetry because it's like a shot, like an attack, like a dose,’ the 34-year-old actress said in an interview with ELLE UK last year.

‘And for a person who doesn't have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can't help but start to become more beautiful.’

Inspired? Look to the Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organisation that discovers and celebrates the best poetry and shares it with the largest possible audience online. Its Poetry Magazine was founded in Chicago in 1912 and now receives more than 150,000 submissions per year. The Poetry Foundation’s award-winning site, mobile applications and social media help it to find new poetry readers and serve existing poetry fans.

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March 2017