How does it work?

Whether in person or online, getting a personalized typewriter poem written for you follows the same process.

  1. I ask a few questions, and we chat about what you'd like your poem to be about.
  2. Inspired by your words, I spontaneously write a poem on the typewriter, this usually takes about 3 to 5 minutes. When it's completed, I read the poem to you.
  3. If we're in person, I hand the poem over. If we're online, I take a photo of the poem, and send it by email.

How long does it take to write a poem?

Each poem takes less than 5 minutes!

What about really big events?

I bring more poets with me! I've gathered the best professional writers, artists, performers and big-hearted creators I know, and we type up a storm for your guests!

What types of poems do you write?

I usually write in free verse, with the occasional use of rhythm and rhyme. My style is often encouraging and heartfelt, sometimes cheeky and fun.

What kind of typewriters do you use?

I use post mid-twentieth century manual typewriter that are bought online, and at thrift shops.

What topics do you write about?

Anything and everything. We have a brief chat, and then write a poem inspired by your words!

Does everyone get a copy of their poem?

Absolutely! For in person events I hand the poem over. For online events I email a photo of the poem on top of the typewriter it was written on. Snail mail options are also available.

Can I get a poem for a friend?

Absolutely, click on this link to buy a personalized typewriter poem.