Poems on Tap

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!

Upcoming Dates:

  • My Posh Galentine at Sleepy Creek Winery Sunday, February 13, 2022 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Past Dates/Times:

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.


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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.”

challenge accepted!


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

Poems on Tap sample flight




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