“The Sandwich Shop of the Soul”
Personalized + improvised typewritten poems in Asheville, North Carolina + beyond.
For Individuals + Couples + Groups
The Poeting Process:
Poems for pick-up, answer these questions.
Full in-person process with me, skip to Step 3.
Who will your poem be for?
Think of 3-5 words. Phrases/Sentences are good too.
Smile, breathe deep, and pick *specific* words.
Make a list on your phone.
E.g. “The Magical Language of Birds”
“Apocalyptic Love Story, Grease, Fantasy Art”
“Magnetic Love,” rather than “Love”
“Curious,” rather than “Interesting”
“Backpacking,” rather than “Adventure”
Your favorite thing to make? Your biggest fear? Your hopes/visions for your future?
For couples: length of relationship, love languages, the first spark, or what gets you through your hard moments?
Pick-up poems only: Make a list of those words/answers on your phone.
You will copy these into the venmo/cashapp description
Pay $25 and pick poem up later (10-15 mins)
Shortie $15 poem 3″x5″– provide 3 words for a theme (5-10 mins) Great for kids:)
(if you hit the character limit, make another payment of a buck or a few and continue with words/answers.)
For cash/zelle/paypal, show me the words on your phone or text them to me: 828 808 1139
The full in-person experience
$30 and up
**I read each poem to you aloud**
$20-25 (students/teachers/EMTs) and $15 levels available below…
*Cash is cool, Venmo is my fave.*
(Tap below, or scan QR codes on my poetry stand.
Please include your name, words/answers in the payment description)
If you know you want a frame, include $5 for basic black, $7 for white/grey with white matte
or $10 for clear acrylic.)
*For Credit Card, follow this link to my Etsy ($3 up-charge) or use my square reader in person.
Give my Etsy shop stars & leave a good review for free art stickers!
After paying by Venmo I will notify you in comments. Other methods, come back ’round in 10-15 minutes or text me.
The Overall Value:
Like a cheap lunch for two that you don’t poop out.
Instead, keep this memento of your time in Asheville forever.
$25/30 (pay before, tip after)
Envelope included—Frame $5-10 extra 🙂
*Poem process takes 10-15 minutes.*
Stick around and watch
or come back within the hour.
I read each poem aloud to you.
$ $ $
$15 Poems – Subject to availability.
Whereas the full length $25 process includes a conversation and full personalizing on 4″x”6 paper, the $15 mini poem is written on 3″5″ paper. For that, provide only 1-2 really specific words (double words like “girls trip” and “crazy adventures” are fine) **add these to the google form and venmo/cashapp description.
I work from your basic theme and put my spin on it!
For Groups of 4 and Up (8 max.)
Base price: $6 per person ($30 minimum)
(Ex. 5 = $30, 6 = $36 etc.)
Use the above instructions, but assign 2 words for each person.
ex: Cara is Creative and Bold, Eric is Determined and Caring
Hire a poetry professional!
Follow this link to my wedding and event inquiry page
20 minute conversation followed by personalized poem.
Base price: $60
(these are surcharges beyond $30 base rate)
Recited while in a handstand +$15 ($20 if successful) subject to poet’s discretion.
Nearly exact typed copy +$20
Creatively inexact typed copy +$25
Typed copy + mailed +$25
Spiritual Coaching Session +$25 per ten minutes
Students, teachers, and kids under 12 are $20 (specify which in your order)