We celebrate stories with on-the-spot typewritten poems.

Your guests or patrons provide a topic and we write them a poem - often whimsical, often heartfelt, and certainly gratefully received. Personalized handcrafted poems make a wonderful gift!

Contact us (below) for a detailed quote. Rates vary depending on event type, day of week, and travel distance.  For restaurants, markets, breweries, and the like, we work off a tip-based system and a fee to cover travel and materials. 

Rates for weekend events such as weddings, parties, and corporate events start at $100/hour and include a materials fee. We work with you to create a unique, nostalgic, and incredible experience for your guests!


"Thanks for writing a lovely poem at Moreland’s Tavern Monday evening. Beautiful words - very moving. And very impressive that you could write in such a busy environment. Nicely done.”

- Karen

"Apparently, I'm a breakfasteer! That's so going on my business card. Thanks for the dope rhymes."

- Craig, Baltimore Waffle Company

"You were a HUGE hit - you really went above and beyond with all the poems, people were thrilled and impressed and I'm so glad you were a part of the celebration!”

- Jaime, Lyon Distilling Company


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About the Poets

Jeff Stanford

Homebase: Ellicott City, MD

Style: I tend to go for rhyming stanzas and occasional haikus.

Currently Overseas with limited availability.



Travel within 25 miles of Ellicott City is included in Jeff's rates.  There is an additional fee for travel to events in DC, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and beyond.

Photo by JH Momentum

Photo by JH Momentum

Mark Petersen

Homebase: Christiansburg, VA

Style: I write mostly in minimalist free-verse, occasionally mixing it up with other poetic styles.


Travel within 25 miles of Christiansburg is included in Mark's rates.  Additional fee for travel outside the New River Valley.


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We started at Virginia Tech in engineering courses and discovered we like words more than designing machinery

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