The Poetry Society of New York specializes in bringing poets to public events, private parties, and commercial environments. Wielding vintage typewriters, our professional and stylish Typewriter Poets are natural performers who write original, personalized poems for clients to take home as meaningful moments.
PSNY’s Typewriter Poetry clients have included Rag & Bone, Opening Ceremony, The Macallan, The IVY, The Strand Bookstore, Grounds for Sculpture, and more. For more information, contact us below.
Event Planning & Production
A full service event production company, The Poetry Society of New York specializes in Art Direction, Design, & Production for Immersive Poetic Entertainment. Our team has more than a decade of experience planning, designing, producing, staffing, & programming events, performances, & parties. We have worked with hundreds of venues, entertainers, vendors, & service providers over the years & can take those logistics off your hands in a matter of seconds. Contact us with your vision, & we will bring it to life!
Commission A Poem
Would you like a personalized poem for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? How about a wedding or anniversary poem? There’s a reason that we commemorate the important moments in our lives with poetry: “there is in / it after all, a place for the genuine.”
Commission a poem from PSNY, and we can provide you with a digital copy or a customized hard copy as well. If you would like your poem typewritten on card stock and wax-sealed in a linen envelope, packaging is our specialty: just give us some inspiration! Please include the details of your request below, and we will send you a quote.
The Typewriter Project is a tiny, rustic writing studio that invites visitors to sit down and contribute their voices to a collaborative poem or community diary. These mobile studios, when not inhabiting the parks of New York City, are available to rent for single-day events and longer term installations. Each little booth is outfitted with a vintage typewriter, 100-foot long paper scroll, & a custom-built USB Typewriter™ kit, which allows every keystroke to be collected, stored, & posted online for users to read, share, & comment upon. Each entry can be its own distinct text, but since users can read what was written before them on the scroll, they are encouraged to be influenced by it. By creating a new form of dialogue, this project provides a unique creative outlet for your guests and a fascinating record of your event that exists in both analog and digital forms. These installations mine the poetic subconscious while providing a fun & interactive means to engage with the written word. Read the latest entries from the project here.