The Traveling PoetryEmporium
The Traveling Poetry Emporium
bespoke poetry on antique typewriters, composed live
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
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Watch us in-action as we work with Monmouth University students:
...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.
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.
...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.