World Poetry Day is March 21. Don’t feel bad, I did not know that either and it has been apparently been happening since 1999. One company is offering a cup of coffee on that day in exchange for an original poem, suggesting FEELINGS are more important than money. The promotional video is here:
Seattle, which prides itself on being a literate town and is surely known for its coffee (which I must say has made me a coffee snob) has NO cafés currently signed up to participate in this deal, which I think is a good one. I will write at least one poem that day for sure, given my 15+ years of American Sentence practice. Empire Espresso? Caffé Umbria? Columbia City Bakery? You willing to show some love for poets? Respond to THIS POST and I’ll write you a poem for your café. Offer not limited to only those neighborhood cafés listed here.