The Banksy of Twitter


Bilston’s witty, accessible, surprising verse has been likened to Banksy’s street art—satirical inversions of the status quo. The near rhyme, straggling line and wry take on modern life have made him Twitter’s most celebrated new poet.

Just who is Brian Bilston, the anointed “Poet Laureate” of Twitter? And why is he keeping his nom de plume?

David lives in central Ohio and works for a sports newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Nervous Breakdown and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. More from this author →