4×6 poem in an envelope


purchase poems online and have them delivered via snail mail! yep. snail mail. not email. because i believe mail is meant to be sent by human means and typed poems on paper are better held in your hands.

send one to yourself, your dad, your lover, even a stranger!

please expect 7 business days for the order to be filled and mailed. note that snail mail is aptly named! after the order is filled, it’ll take 1-3 business days to get to californians. items shipped elsewhere in the US should arrive in 2-7 business days.if you need an order filled faster and or shipped sooner, please let me know. rush fees and shipping costs will apply.

here’s how it works:

step 1: pay for your poem

for a 4×6 poem by post please donate $40 minimum

step 2: send me an email


-who is the poem for?

-what would you like the poem to be about? what do you want them to know?

tell me stories! quirks and charms, memories together, favorite places, hobbies, details details details–more specific and personal, the more personal the poem! (for example: marta and rick vacation in a cabin called “pigeon’s nest every summer on lake tahoe. they have a pug named the red baron who hates water. they met while waiting for a reading to start at book smith on haight street. he tapped her on the shoulder and said, “when did this start?”)

-what snail mail address should i send the poem?

-who should i sign it from?

if you have any problems, email me at thepoetrystore.poet@gmail.com thank you so much for your order! i look forward to writing your poem!

in poetry & gratitude,


step 3: i type your completely original poem on a beautiful piece of paper and mail it to the person of your choosing!