Poetry for Strangers is about finding inspiration in the chance encounters of everyday life. PFS suggests that every person can be the “muse” of a poem. Each week I ask a stranger for a single word and write a poem inspired by the word. I invite you to do the same.

Share your poem on this week’s word!


The Word: Tender

January 16, 2013, 6:43 pm

Hi all,

I hope your weeks are going wonderfully! If you haven’t already, peek at the Poetry for Strangers website and you’ll find a dazzling array of brewery poems. And now, a new week, and a new stranger… more »

The word: Brewery

January 9, 2013, 9:35 am

Happy new year!

I am starting a new writing project called Poetry for Strangers and here is how it works:

Each week I will ask a stranger for a single word, and then I will use that word as the inspiration for a poem. I will share that poem with you and invite you to write a poem on that same word and post it on the Poetry for Strangers blog. By the year’s end, we will have created a body of work together, borrowing inspiration from over fifty strangers. Here is the first one: more »

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