the poetry store–for all your gift giving needs!

the poetry store is here to help you meet all your crafty* holiday gift giving needs. this season, take back the sweater you got your mom, the tie you got your dad, the underwear you got your boyfriend. instead, decorate mom’s mantle with a one-of-a-kind poetry art piece,  refresh dad’s nightstand with a framed poem, fill your book-loving boyfriend’s books with a custom bookmark poem, surprise a friend with a poem in a bottle, get... Read More

what’s in the works

hello wonderful readers of poems! the poetry store is now making poetry jewelry, using the same process as poetry art pieces–found & reused materials with some words on ’em to make a one-of-a-kind piece! right now, the jewelry line is very limited (as it’s my first run). if you’re interested in purchasing something, come and find me at the north beach art walk this weekend! (note: the square pieces pictured here also have... Read More

moms love poems.

it’s true. moms love poems.* especially poems that are custom, one of a kind, and made to order just for mom. how do i know moms love poems? because i’ve heard them say, “oh, this is lovely,” and, “what a neat idea! so thoughtful!” and, “thank you for the beautiful poem. it made me cry.” yes, sometimes poems make moms cry. the good kind of tears. the i-feel-so-thought-of-and-loved-and-taken-care-of-kind... Read More

your valentine wants a poem.

the corporate holiday is here again. do something different. send your valentine* a one-of-a-kind poem. about anything you want.** *including, but not limited to: love (requited or not), gratitude, friendship, birds, coyotes, jellyfish. **don’t think you have a valentine? here is a list of potentials. pick one: your lover, want to be lover, jilted lover, secret crush, not-so-secret crush, mom, dad, baby (especially your soon-to-be born or christened),... Read More

the poetry store at

yes, it’s true. the poetry store, along with two other on demand poets, will be writing poems this sunday from 11am-4pm at SFMOMA’s koret visitor education center. this is a family event, so if you’ve got little ones, or can steal your friend’s for the day, bring them by and we will happily write you poems, free of charge and so much fun! here’s more info from http://www.sfmoma.org/events/1569: Join in the museum’s... Read More