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    The Traveling Poetry Emporium

    bespoke poetry on antique typewriters, 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!

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    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

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    GennaRose Nethercott

    ...is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins) selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog: A Story in Cootie Catchers (Ninepin Press). A born Vermonter, she tours nationally and internationally performing from her works and composing poems-to-order on a manual typewriter with her team, The Traveling Poetry Emporium. Her first novel and short story collection are forthcoming from Knopf Vintage.

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    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.

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    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

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    (802) - 380 - 0665

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