poet for hire
Benjamin Aleshire is a twenty-first century troubadour. He travels the world as a poet-for-hire with a portable Olivetti typewriter, and composes poems for strangers in the streets of New Orleans, Paris, Barcelona, Havana, London, and San Francisco, as well as at festivals, private events, weddings, and conferences. Clients include Bernie Sanders, Jimmy Page, Sir Tom Stoppard, House of Yes, Princeton University, Shakespeare & Co in Paris, the Troubadour London, and the Bellagio Las Vegas.
Featured in The Times (UK), Southern Review, Boston Review, Iowa Review, London Magazine, Lit Hub, the Poetry Foundation, El Mundo (Spain), NEON (Germany) and on television in the US, China, and Spain.