Brian Sonia-Wallace, a poet who writes on typewriters & specializes in “corporate gigs”

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Cara Giaimo of Atlas Obscura talks with Brian Sonia-Wallace, a poet who has “gotten all kinds of coveted corporate poetry gigs–Dollar Shave Club, the National Parks, the city of L.A., various music festivals, Amtrak, and now the Mall of America.” 

Confessions of a Poet-for-Hire

“…Sonia-Wallace’s literary career has been decidedly contemporary, even futuristic. Rather than shutting himself up in an office and seeking wide publication in literary magazines, he lugs his typewriter out to the street, where he writes poems individually tailored to passers-by. And instead of chasing university jobs, he aligns himself with corporations and other large entities, having served as a poet-for-hire for Dollar Shave Club, Google, and the U.S. National Parks Service.”

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