Welcome to Three Dollar Poetry, a website featuring typewriter poetry and prose. Why a blog about typewriter poetry? I guess it's a long story. It has a lot to do with Instagram, really. I am a big fan of Instagram. You can follow me @markbodhihill. Among my many contacts on IG are several who have re-discovered the typewriter and use this tool to write poetry and meta-fiction. It made me think back to my poetry slam days (about 30 years ago) in Milwaukee. I used a typewriter then, although for some reason I cannot remember what it looked like. Anyway, I realized that I missed having a typewriter. Finding a working typewriter is fairly easy and I quickly found one on craigslist for $40. It needed a good cleaning and a new ribbon. It didn't take much effort before it was functional.
And I discovered something inside me that I thought had disappeared a long time ago. I could still write poetry.
The concept of Three Dollar Poetry is to make poetry accessible to all that are interested. Although my own writing will be featured in the beginning, I hope to attract maybe other typewriter poets to submit their own work. There is a possibility that it could culminate into a small published collection, a chapbook or a broadside.
I'm not doing this to make money. I just want to post poetry. Again, welcome!