Here at Bluebird, we’re all about taking words to the street. That’s why we have wheels.
This is not a taco truck. But you can order a haiku, through the latest incarnation of our literary outreach: The Captive Poet Project.
At select Bluebird Books events – starting tonight – one of our Captive Poets will create an original, experimental haiku poem (up to five lines long) for you to take home.
Our Poets work on a typewriter before your very eyes, and each poem is custom made to order. We only ask for a $2 minimum donation. It helps us keep the Poets fed and watered (and of course, a little gas money never hurts).
During future events, you can get hands-on and write your own to add to our Pocket Book, a teeny ‘zine due out next fall.
Meanwhile, meet the Captive Poets – practitioners and students of poetry, and volunteers from local groups such as the IV Poets – and learn about English-language variants of the Japanese haiku form.
See you on the Bus!