• The Traveling Poetry Emporium

    poems-to-order on your subject, composed live

  • How It Works

    what to expect from the Emporium at a live event


    Name a Subject

    1. Visitors to our booth name any topic they like (an image, a dream, an object... anything!)


    A Poem is Born

    2. One of the Emporium's poets will compose an original poem on the topic given within five minutes, typed on a manual Hermes typewriter


    Keep the Result

    3. The poet reads the poem aloud before handing the visitor the only existing copy of the poem, which is theirs to keep

  • Book us to visit your venue or event today!

    Where do we type?

    • Museums
    • Schools
    • Festivals
    • Book Fairs
    • Parties
    • Weddings
    • Corporate Events
    • & anywhere else!

  • See for yourself!

    Watch us in-action as we work with Monmouth University students:

  • The Poets

    GennaRose Nethercott

    ... is the author of The Lumberjack's Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in The Offing, Rust & Moth, Pank, and elsewhere, and for six years she has toured nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

    Cassandra de Alba

    ...has had work appear in Best Indie Lit New England, Tinderbox, Gabby, smoking glue gun, and Underblong, among other places. Her chapbook habitats, a collection of poems about deer, was released in 2016 by Horse Less Press. A Tent Fellow for Creative Writing and Pink Door Fellow, she reads for pizza pi press and lives in Massachusetts.

    Julia Story

    ...is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books), winner of the Ploughshares 2010 John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a chapbook, The Trapdoor (dancing girl press). Her recent work can be read at Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N,Gulf Coast, and Diode. She is 2016 recipient of a Pushcart Prize and lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and two Dachshunds.

  • Contact Us

    ...to learn more about what we do, pitch an idea, or ask for a price quote


    (802) - 380 - 0665

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