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‘City, Speak To Me’ At La Boutique: A Photographic Journey Through San Francisco “Some are whimsical and sweet, while others beautifully capture the hardship of the city. But the overall result is a frighteningly honest snapshot of life in San Francisco. more…”

 

City, Speak To Me: San Francisco in Words and Pictures “City, Speak To Me blends deft words and stunning images to show how a city can become integral to your identity and your heart. more…”

7 Not-So-Obvious Valentine’s Day Gifts “If Hallmark can sum up the your feelings toward loved ones, you might want to rethink your relationships. more…”

The Poetry Store’s Online Poems in Three Minutes or Less “What can you do in three minutes? Silvi Alcivar whips out beautiful free-verse poems. more…”

The Wild, Wild Best The Poetry Store was named one of Daily Candy’s favorite SF discoveries for 2010! “We may not be blessed with an hour-long special to reveal our picks for the most fascinating people of the year, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have favorites. more…

Stop Seeing Red with Anti-Valentine’s Day Gifts “Crush overly sweet sentiments with presents for the heartbroken. more…

Pretty Lovely Summer 2011 issue, online and in newstands. “Unique details with sweet, vintage-inspired charm… The Poetry Store creates custom typewritten poetry and art with charming vintage appeal, available to write poetry on-demand live at your event. (p.30) more…

Silvi Alcivar – a poet on demand “Silvi Alcivar asks me to select a piece of decorative paper from a small wooden chest. I pick a paper square stamped with a bright yellow bird. I say I’d like the poem for my son, Roman, who is almost 4 and loves birds. more…

Vintage typewriters are in style again “I wanted a typewriter when I moved to San Francisco because it’s the land of the Beat poets,” said Silvi Alcivar, who is making a living typing poetry-on-demand at private parties and public events throughout Northern California. more…”

The Poetry Store – Artistic Wordsmith “What’s the best think about what you do? Best thing: I am living my dream–making a living as a writer, being challenged personally, emotionally, financially (oh, growth!), meeting so many people who teach me about compassion, joy, vulnerability, strength, wisdom, fun, and having faith in our fellow human beings. I couldn’t do what I do without all the people who want to buy poems and trust me to write them. It’s all pretty magical. And I am constantly humbled and grateful. more…

Sharing the spirit and fascinating layers of this city through the words and faces of those who live here “secrets are safe in whale songs. sisters in pirate stores need mopping. fog sits haunting. the best part is best. trust strangers to mail your mail. more…

Interview with a poet. “When did you know you wanted to be a poet? Whose poetry influenced you and what do you like to write about? more…”

 

Broke-ass of the week “When Silvi asked me what I wanted my poem to be about I said, “Make it a manifesto for broke-asses”.  And that’s just what she did.  Check it out. more…

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Gal in Your Life “Is there anything more romantic than writing a poem for your beloved that comes deep from within your heart? more…”

   The Ballroom Poet  Meeting or event attendees are always hungry for novel entertainment. Sometimes [...] attendees crave a more personal experience that results in something they can take home or share…more…”