Poetry Magic โœจ

“Hello! What can I write you a poem about?”


In addition to books, I do poems on-the-spot:

Someone gives me a topic and I write them a poem — boom! — in 2 minutes on a typewriter.

I’ve done over 20,000ย of those, most with Typewriter Rodeo.

The experience can be pretty magical โœจ —

How do people respond to a poem written for them on-the-spot?


 

Below are some favorites, each with the story, the poem, and a little writing-lesson magic.

(Educators, feel free to use! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ)

Birds

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

drop an elephant!

Nothing's Wrong

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

trust your weird

STARS

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

embrace your mistakes

Zombie Dance

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

rhyming “tricks”

LILI

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

reading your audience

 

Haunted Stopwatch

Writing-Lesson Magic โœจ:

personification