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The Poem Store

Zach Houston is a poet who runs the Poem Store. Basically he will write you a poem in exchange for money. We ran into Zach sitting in front of the Ferry Building on Saturday and I asked him to write a poem about Paul. I told him he was a landscape artist and this is what he wrote. We thought it was so nice. (Here is an article about Zach from the SF Chronicle.) I love it when people do fun and creative things. (I would love to hire him to have at a party.)



  1. Katie

    June 1, 2010

    I love this idea, and the poem Zach wrote for you.. He would be brilliant at an event, it'd be a perfect unusual party favour.

  2. Caroline, No.

    June 1, 2010

    OH. How lovely. This strikes me as being very 'San Francisco'. Which is a good thing, obvs.

  3. Laura

    June 1, 2010

    Ah, this reminds me of one of my very favorite movies – Before Sunrise!

    Sweet cakes and milkshakes :)

  4. Karisa Tells All

    June 1, 2010

    that is such a good idea! I wish I lived close enough to hit him up for a poem.

  5. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    June 1, 2010

    how cute is THAT!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika

    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  6. Noodles and Waffles

    June 1, 2010

    How awesome.

  7. Chris

    June 1, 2010

    I just love when people do what they love. inspires me. thanks Jordan!

  8. Stacey

    June 1, 2010

    this is a brilliant idea for a party, or anything, really. The poem is beautiful and I love the signature at the bottom. Are you going to put it in a little frame?

  9. Fabian Molina

    June 1, 2010

    I ran into him on 4th and mission once. I have my poem from him hanging above my desk. Awesome guy!

  10. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010

    I love him! He wrote me the coolest poem about french fries @ Capsule in Hayes Valley.

  11. kneesee

    June 5, 2010

    that is awesome. i'm coming to san francisco in less than two weeks. i'm going to be on the lookout for this man. good souvenirs to bring home!

  12. Catherine

    June 8, 2010

    Great idea. And the typewriter is very cool and gives a brilliant typeface.

  13. Wendy

    June 8, 2010

    how interesting, I live in Seattle and we have one at our farmer's market!

    http://www.myballard.com/2010/03/08/dont-miss-the-poem-store-at-the-farmers-market/

  14. outfitqueen

    July 4, 2010

    yeah! i have 2 poems by Zach that he wrote for me at Pride 2 years ago! Such a sweet sweet person!

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