My typewriter and I can be found in various public venues (farmers markets, fairs, parks, pedestrian malls) writing on-demand custom poems for the people (you!) in various cities (depending on where i am at the time).
The concept is simple: you name the subject, I ask some follow-up questions and then type you a poem, I read you the poem, you leave an appreciation in the form of dollars (or sometimes cookies or handwritten notes), you take your personalized poem with you.
Should you desire to order a custom poem from afar, (whether for you or as a gift for someone else), please fill out the form below. I will follow up by mailing you your typewritten poem in exchange for a donation of your choosing.
Complete your order by clicking here to donate via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate your kindness more than you know.
I cannot wait to write your poem.
I am also delighted to set up poems-to-go at your event (wedding, fundraiser, opening, private party, etc.) contact me here for more details.
I first wrote poetry on demand at a fundraiser for the remarkable community writing organization write around portland in 2003. Years later, jacqueline suskin of poem store reminded me of this kind of magic which she was introduced to by zach houston. I love how the open-sourceness of the poems-to-go concept allows poets all over the place to busk their words. I love that one could ask for the same poem from jacqueline, zach, myself, or any other typewriter-equipped poet and receive an entirely different composition from each.