Poetweet, the new online tool that automatically takes tweets from a profile and spits them out into a poem, has taken the world by storm over the past couple of days. Even TIME got in on the action.

While it’s fun to see how your timeline reads as poetry (seriously, go try it!), some of the more interesting outputs are those from major newspapers. They offer a rough and dirty collage of what’s making headlines, turning them into rather beautiful prose. Without further ado, here’s a look at what Canadian newspapers are tweeting.

You can click on the picture to go to the actual page, where you can scroll over each line and see the full tweet.

Globe & Mail

What better place to start than our paper of record?

The Globe & Mail seamlessly jumps from the XL pipeline to Melissa McCarthy’s role in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie and even covers some sports.

Globe and Mail Twitter

Poetweet takes Twitter timelines and turns them into poems. Here, the Globe & Mail is turned into “Fiscal issues,” a rondel poem.

National Post

The flagship of Postmedia News and the baby of Conrad Black also spat out an interesting poem, featuring news on ISIS, a few health stories, and some municipal politics.

National Post Twitter poem

“Camp 14,” a sonnet based on the National Post’s Twitter.

Toronto Star

The highest-circulated newspaper in Canada, I like to imagine their poem reflects researchers and scientists burning the midnight oil to decide the result of a basketball game.

Toronto Star Twitter poem

“At Pearson,” the Toronto Star’s poem on the recent news headlines.

Toronto Sun

The final major Toronto-based daily, the Sun‘s is the only one to include mention of butts.

Toronto Sun Twitter poem

“Wish List,” a sonnet based on the Toronto Sun’s most recent tweets.

Let’s take a quick look across the country, and see what’s making news regionally.

Ottawa Citizen

Starting with my hometown, I thought I’d try out an Indriso poem. Unfortunately, while the others had a certain (weird) flow to them, the Citizen‘s didn’t quite deliver that. The title is pretty striking, though, if only it wasn’t a real $4 million memorial.

Ottawa Citizen Twitter poem

“Communism memorial,” the Ottawa Citizen’s Poetweet.

Montreal Gazette

Another Postmedia outlet, this one might be my absolute favourite. I mean, just look at that middle stanza! Can’t you imagine some wannabe Bob Dylan belting that out at open mic night?

Montreal Gazette Twitter poem

“For her.” A wonderful poem, to deep for you to comprehend it.

Calgary Sun

Coming in straight from the oil province, where apparently they use all kind of zany punctuation marks in their tweets.

Calgary Sun poem Twitter

“To celebrate” in Calgary.

The Province

British Columbia’s most read daily, Vancouver’s the Province, where apparently they have a “Pest Problem.”

Vancouver Province Twitter Poem

“Pest Problem” in Vancouver, courtesy The Province.

Of course, Postmedia and QMI own most of the major dailies across the country, so let’s take a peek into some of the more local papers.

Whitehorse Star

Another Indriso style, this time out of the Yukon.

Whitehorse Star Twitter poem

“Was betrayed” in Whitehorse.

Times Colonist

What’s a trip to Victoria without a ferry ride?

Times Colonist Victoria Twitter

“Ferries manager,” courtesy the Times Colonist in Victoria, BC.


From Nova Scotia’s capital, where they’re looking for gold without caring about the cold.

Chronicle Herald poem

Ryan Tapling is a photographer with the Chronicle Herald. And he’s so good he gets a poem named after him.

Prince Albert Daily Herald

“Never forget, always appreciate”

Poem Twitter Saskatchewan

“THIS BUILDING” – the only title in all caps goes to the Prince Albert Daily Herald

Guelph Mercury

Closing things out, here’s the Merc reporting on dogs in crazy costumes.

Guelph Mercury newspaper poem

“Hortons layoffs” by the Guelph Mercury.

Try it out for yourself and share your local paper’s poem in the comment section below!

(Feature image: Steve Johnson/Flickr)

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