tiny poetry: macropoetics is the brainchild of Lyse Lasaro, who, upon seeing Misty Lynn's image macros of various T.S. Eliot poems, which she transposed into text bubbles and edited in ninety-nine cent iPhone apps, asked her to make a Facebook group in which similar, poetic and yes, memetic original content could be shared across thousands of screens with a quick click. In August of 2015, tiny poetry was born. Today, the group has nearly 3,000 members creating hundreds of image macros (the internet term for edited found images or personal photographs with text over them) each month. In order to marry the personal with the aesthetic, we created tiny poetry: macropoetics, the web iteration. 


Jay Basinger, Modbot Jay Basinger is a parent, and activist. They work primarily on the tiny poetry: macropoetics Facebook group, where their experience as a mod (formerly of Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash) helps maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere where the majority of macropoetic content is created. Jay is an artist and poet. 

Jay Basinger, Modbot

Jay Basinger is a parent, and activist. They work primarily on the tiny poetry: macropoetics Facebook group, where their experience as a mod (formerly of Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash) helps maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere where the majority of macropoetic content is created. Jay is an artist and poet. 

Misty Lynn, Mother of Tiny Misty is a blogger and Indigenous activist at mfaconfessions.wordpress.com. She was the 2015-2016 Hemingway Fellow for the University of Idaho. Her writing was selected by Robert Olen Butler for the 2015 Best Small Fictions collection from Queen's Ferry Press, and shortlisted by Roxanne Gay for wigleaf 2015. Her work has otherwise appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, 100 Word Story, Split Lip, Hello Horror, Camus, and other literary magazines. Her blog post, "I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege," went viral in summer '15, and is now taught on multiple college campuses. She completed her MFA from the University of Idaho in December '16. 

Misty Lynn, Mother of Tiny

Misty is a blogger and Indigenous activist at mfaconfessions.wordpress.com. She was the 2015-2016 Hemingway Fellow for the University of Idaho. Her writing was selected by Robert Olen Butler for the 2015 Best Small Fictions collection from Queen's Ferry Press, and shortlisted by Roxanne Gay for wigleaf 2015. Her work has otherwise appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, 100 Word Story, Split Lip, Hello Horror, Camus, and other literary magazines. Her blog post, "I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege," went viral in summer '15, and is now taught on multiple college campuses. She completed her MFA from the University of Idaho in December '16. 

Lyse Lasaro, Grandpappy Lyse Lasaro is an award-winning writer from Indiana. He writes and directs for his Youtube channel with his friends. He is currently studying for a degree in Computer Science. 

Lyse Lasaro, Grandpappy

Lyse Lasaro is an award-winning writer from Indiana. He writes and directs for his Youtube channel with his friends. He is currently studying for a degree in Computer Science. 

Cara Zajac, "Cool Big Sister" Cara Zajac is an artist, musician, and molder of young minds. She makes radically soft macropoetry and vaporwave inspired digital collages. She has a degree from Tulane University in Psychology and History and thinks the Pantone Color of the Year peaked in 2016.

Cara Zajac, "Cool Big Sister"

Cara Zajac is an artist, musician, and molder of young
minds. She makes radically soft macropoetry and
vaporwave inspired digital collages. She has a degree from Tulane University in Psychology and History and thinks the Pantone Color of the Year peaked in 2016.

Lucas Lysne, Administrator and Innovator Lucas Lysne is an 18-year-old student from Idaho with some vague notion of wanting to be a fiction writer (or musician, whichever starves him less). He studies all sorts of things and loves David Foster Wallace. He’s done some notable things, but, being a post-structuralist, he doesn’t even want you to know this much about him, so as not to taint your contextualization of his collections of words. (That's why he's at the bottom, yo.)

Lucas Lysne, Administrator and Innovator

Lucas Lysne is an 18-year-old student from Idaho with some vague notion of wanting to be a fiction writer (or musician, whichever starves him less). He studies all sorts of things and loves David Foster Wallace. He’s done some notable things, but, being a post-structuralist, he doesn’t even want you to know this much about him, so as not to taint your contextualization of his collections of words. (That's why he's at the bottom, yo.)