Poems on Tap – I will bring my typewriter and write poems on demand for the occasion and poems personalized for each guest. Parties, receptions, graduations, birthdays, holidays, any occasion. Scroll down for examples!
- At Sleepy Creek Vineyards during the 2018 Sleepy Creek Vineyard Art & Music Festival from 10-4 on September 29th and 11-4 on September 30th
- At the Champaign Park District Flannel Fest on October 6th from 11-4
- At The Handmades Sale Season 2 in Springfield, IL from 2-7 on November 30th and 10-5 on December 1st, 2018
I am Jim O’Brien. I publish under the name James Escher. My poems have most recently appeared in Pegasus, Bear River Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, and The Tishman Review. I live and write in East Central Illinois, where I am co-organizer of the Champaign-Urbana Poetry Group, a weekly poetry workshop.
Here’s a fun one from The Handmades Sale in Springfield December 1st/2nd
For this one, a young woman with a big camera threw down a challenge. She said, “I’m going to make this hard for you; I want a poem about this pack of tissues on your table.”
Tuscola Odd Market November 4, 2017
Makers on Main, Downtown Urbana First Friday, August 4th/First Sipyard August 2nd
March 11th, 2017 in Springfield, IL during Art at 835 pop-up art show
Poems on Tap Boneyard 2016 at Jane Addams Bookshop