A Bespoke Poem

A Bespoke Poem

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: typewriter, paper, poetry

You can now commission a bespoke poem on any topic of your choosing.

I run a project called #OnePoundPoems. You can find out more about it at www.onepoundpoems.com.

At every event, I write poems on a vintage 1936 Remington Portable. On the spot, for a pound based on a topic of your own choosing. No hesitations. No backspace. Which is why it's always cash only and no refunds ;-) It's something absolutely unique and something I absolutely love doing.

To date, we’ve appeared at DIY fairs, theatre pop-ups, and small press events. (We’ve even been booked for a wedding!)

I've decided to put this in the shop as I've been asked a few times afterwards for bespoke poems. And I've finally decided the answer is, Yes, we can. But not for a pound. Although I do poems for a pound at these events, the £1 price is a special "price" that's part of the experience. It's not really a price so much as a nominal token of a creative exchange of having a poem typed live in front of you on any topic you want, for you and only for you.

We still do the offline commissioned poems in the same way - spontaneously typed, no backspaces, no regrets. But it IS a different experience both for the reader and the writer. There's a different setup involved, some organisation needed, and it's a bit more like, well, a standard commission...

SO. There's kind of a long answer to why I've put a £1 poem up for, well...£25.00. But if it makes you feel better, the £25.00 poems come with pretty paper packaging included which we normally sell for about £3. :0/

(Poems will be typed on a single piece of pre-cut paper as illustrated in photo. Sizes vary slightly as all papers are hand-cut. Style of cut borders may vary. Paper packaging will also vary as these are all hand-made. All poems remain copyright of original poet - in this case, Amber Hsu. Please do not reproduce poems for commercial use. Thank you.)


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Amber Hsu

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Alan Wright Apr 5, 2016

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Patti Sep 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

3 sweet and joyful zines with the most amazing, intricate illustrations. Love them very much! Thank you again! ✲❀✲

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Peter, Sophie Feb 7, 2021

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I love this. It's such a nice and lovingly crafted Bundle and it's aesthetically unmatched! There seems to be a coherent story between these zines just from the look of them and it fells like it which just shows how well curated and made they are. I love the Poetry the neat and squiggly lines, the heavy ink and the haunting feeling some gave. A+ Purchase. Thank you for making these

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nimacashunt May 27, 2019

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Cutest lil comic ever, in the nicest packaging with the most personal feel. Amazing product, thank you! 😊

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