EVENT POET
 

Service

For your event, party, wedding, or poetic residency, John will compose poems, individually tailored for your guests, on a vintage manual typewriter.  

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Bio

 

After being invited to write poems for guests at a friend's party, John witnessed first-hand the joy his words (& the sound of a working typewriter) brought to people & soon after he decided to launch Event Poet.

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John received his MFA in poetry from Columbia University & now directs the writing center at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He's also editor of Tourniquet Review, a literary magazine that publishes book reviews & has been covered in The New York Times & Guardian. His own poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals & he's read his work widely on various stages in NYC & Philadelphia.

Born & raised in Florida, he's proud to call Pennsylvania his home. In addition to writing verse, John enjoys spending time with his family & friends & playing soccer.

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Contact to discuss:

  1. your ideas

  2. rates

  3. sample poems

  4. references

  5. what it feels like to be alive (optional)

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