In which three typewriter poets–Anja Notanja Sieger, Marty Cabinet, and my un-self Undrea set up our typewriters in Voyageur Book Shop and
1. browsed book shelves for titles to pop out at us and beg to be written into poems (and in such a shop, there were many rare and interesting ones!)
2. typed out poems and placed them between the books for people to find! As you read, note how we would allow our individual poems to intertwine themes between two particular books, where the poems would go to rest when finished.
Some poems have gone home with the books they were tucked next to, which have since been purchased (yay!); the rest remain there, peeking out at patrons as they pass by to mark the books surrounding them as special books because they have been held in the eyes of a poet.
Anja Notanja’s poems are red; Marty Cabinet’s poems are yellow; my poems are buff-colored and the green poems were composed by guests using extra typewriters provided by Typewrite Milwaukee.
(This is my second typewriting adventure with Anja Notanja, artist & typewriter poet from Milwaukee! The first took place last spring when we described people’s essences. Also, this isn’t the last! The following night we wrote greetings to our poetry querents as the sun and moon…)