• 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

    1

    Name a Subject

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

    2

    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

    3

    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), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. She is also the lyricist behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and is a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including BOMB, The Massachusetts Review, The Offing, and PANK, among others. A born Vermonter, she has toured nationally and internationally for over seven years writing poems-to-order on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

    Cassandra de Alba

    ...is a poet living in Massachusetts. Her chapbooks habitats (Horse Less Press, 2016) and ORB (Reality Hands, 2018) are about deer and the moon, respectively, and Ugly/Sad is forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in The Shallow Ends, Underblong, Big Lucks, and Bedfellows, among other publications. She is a co-host at the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge, a poetry reader for IDK Magazine, and an associate editor at Pizza Pi Press.

    Julia Story

    ...is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books) and the chapbooks The Trapdoor (dancing girl press) and Julie the Astonishing (Sixth Finch Books). She is a 2016 recipient of a Pushcart Prize and her recent work can be read in Sixth Finch, Tinderbox, and Tupelo Quarterly. She is a Midwesterner who now lives in Massachusetts.

  • Contact Us

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

    thepoetryemporium@gmail.com

    (802) - 380 - 0665

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