poems for sale…

December 7, 2011

Holly Morrison sells poems...and mushroomsWhy not take home a poem along with your mushrooms and farm-fresh greens? Holly S. Morrison will write the poem for you on the spot at the Portland, Maine, farmers market. Here’s the full story from The Poetry Foundation.

Obviously, this isn’t a new idea, though it’s wonderful to know it can thrive even in times of clenched wallets. Here’s a story by Ron Dultz about his experience as a street-corner poet in Berkeley in the 1960s and ‘70s. He also sold his poems door to door!

Here’s a post about a young poet, Robert Samuel Snyderman, who has been pitching poems on the streets of New York for several years.

Silvi Alcivar sells her “custom poetry” through her website, The Poetry Store, in three forms: on-demand, as jewelry and as art. She also sets up shop in cafes around the San Francisco Bay Area and at parties, where she’s hired as part of the entertainment to write poems for guests.

…Now where’s that old typewriter, anyway?
photo of Holly S. Morrison

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