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

julie lives here

some time ago, i had the wonderful fortune of meeting julie michelle, photographer extraordinaire, and master-mind & heart behind i live here: sf, a blog that features people who live here in san francisco through their own written words and a slide show of pictures taken by julie. browse just a few of julie’s photos, and i bet you’ll be struck by how they represent this city and its inhabitants in all of their whimsy, honesty, beauty,... 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

help me win $5000 to fund my art!

this will only take a minute! how? help me have the most meaningful conversation! now and continuing a month from now! STEP 1: i want to know: what do you want a poem about? and/or what do you consider poetry? STEP 2: join the conversation on gravity.com: http://tinyurl.com/2ew5vp3. just log in & answer the question. takes 3 minutes or less! END RESULT: help me win $5000 to keep writing poems & teaching poetry to the elderly! NOTE: YOU HAVE... Read More

the poetry store does weddings.

wedding #1: march 6, 2010/sun valley, idaho i had never before imagined my own wedding, and suddenly, there i was, imagining myself someday having a wedding like this: a cozy lodge with a little bar and just a few tables, candles lighting the place, the magic of mountains and winter cold outside, a single barefoot musician playing acoustic guitar so beautifully that even the little kids stopped running, sat down, crossed their legs, craned their necks... Read More