How does it work?

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

  1. We chat about what you'd like a poem about. Some people don't know right away, but the topic always reveals itself during our chat.
  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. The poem is yours to keep at in person events.  If we're online, I email a photograph of the poem, and mail the paper copy. That's right, real mail in your mailbox!

How long does it take to write a poem?

Each poem takes about 5 minutes to write, less if I'm writing Haikus or single verse poems.

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 usually use post mid-twentieth century manual typewriters, and am always adding typewriters to my collection.

What topics do you write about?

Anything and everything, the topic of the poem is up to you!