Month: January 2020

Private Drafts by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson - Typewriter Poetry

Private Drafts: Redux

Last year, I attempted to write in the same spot (Cedar Park in West Philly) at the same time (sunrise) every day. I went out with my typewriter and typed a full page before driving to work. It was called Private Drafts.

"Billimarie" by Typewriter Troubadour in Philly

“Billimarie” by the Typewriter Troubadour

A couple years ago, a friend surprised me with a lovely gift. He came across Jeremy of Typewriter Troubadour and asked him to type a poem for me.

Have you ever received a typewriter poem written especially for you? I had not. For as long as I’ve been typing poems, this was the first time I’ve ever been gifted a typewritten poem that was requested with me in mind.

It’s nice to be on this side of the table. I now have some idea of what people feel when I gift them their poem.