Welcome to the Poem Store!
This collective of poets can be found writing personalized poems on vintage typewriters in cities around the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, California and beyond. Providing an old world aesthetic and warm-hearted interactions, people are invited to engage with creativity when they approach the Poem Store.
How it Works:
The concept is simple: Your Topic, Your Price. So you decide what you'd like the poem to be about, and then make a donation before or after you receive the poem.
Poem topics can range from anything as simple as a single word or subject (ex. love, letting go, travel, friendship, unicorns, stars, the ocean, etc.), to a personalized poem about a specific situation (buying a house, loss of a job, heartbreak, falling in love).
Often poems are requested as gifts for a special loved one (relative, partner/spouse, friend, beloved pet), and/or to commemorate a special event (birthday, wedding, anniversary, death, birth, etc.). The possibilities are truly endless. Most poets will also recite the poem to you when it's complete.
When it comes time to pay, it's up to you how much you'd like to donate (generally people donate between $5-$20 per poem).
Poem requests can also be made online through our Poem Request form. If you have a specific poet in mind, find them on the Poets page and then enter their name when you submit your request.
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