My dear friend, Eddie Cabbage, and I decided to do a non-collaboration by hosting Pop Up Poetry On Demand together this evening, combining my #PopUpPoetry and his #PoetryOnDemand. We opened up our Instagram feed to poetry subjects as requested by our followers and friends alike, and the following post is a gallery of what we came up with: 12 custom poems by each writer, so 24 total. (Yes, a long post, but we promise it’s worth the read!) I’m always in awe of Eddie’s improv poem abilities, and I am beyond blessed and privileged to have him as my mentor, my colleague, and most importantly, my invaluable friend. Thanks for such a fun evening, everyone! And remember, you can purchase these poems via Etsy as a 2-poem-package, typed and signed by Eddie and me. Enjoy!
Comments beneath each image are written by the respective author.
First #PopUpPoetryOnDemand piece for @zacharyburlingame. (Apologies for the delay, I’m doing this in public tonight, hah! Lovely little interruptions.) An excellent prompt, my friend. I definitely feel you on this. ❤ Best wishes to you. Check out @eddiecabbage for his interpretation of this prompt for Mr. Burlingame!
Second #PopUpPoetryOnDemand for tonight goes to@brad0794. Speaking of…the Maduri’s Delight I’m having at @archivecoffeeandbar is kicking in. Ha. Pluggin’ along! Check out @eddiecabbage‘s take on “Finding it at the bottom of a bottle.”
“Finding it at the Bottom of a Bottle” a custom Poetry request from @brad0794 for Pop Up Poetry On Demand night. Visit @rhetoricalredhead to enter your topic for consideration. We have 10 more to go tonight.
“The Meaning of Sacrifice” for @whitters354. Custom poem number 3 for Pop Up Poetry On Demand tonight. Visit @rhetoricalredhead and comment you requested subject. We are choosing 12 to each type our own poetic take on.
4/12 for tonight: “Feeling Inadequate” as requested by @r.a.foreman. Good topic, my man. But wow. I will be completely honest in the fact that I struggled with this one for some reason! Woof. I’m excited to see @eddiecabbage‘s take…
“Feeling Inadequate” for @r.a.foreman as my custom poetry piece for tonight’s Pop Up Poetry On Demand. Don’t forget to visit @rhetoricalredhead and comment your desired subject. Jessica and I are both typing 12 original poems tonight and will be offering them at etsy.com/shop/therhetoricalredhead as two poem bundles for each subject chosen.
“Timing” for @katebianchi I typed on a piece of 100% cotton linen….@rhetoricalredhead chose this as her 3rd selection for Pop Up Poetry On Demand and our number 5/12 for the night. Make sure to visit etsy.com/shop/therhetoricalredhead to purchase the 2 poem subject poem bundles from tonight.
“Unrequited Love” for @xxostevie as my 3rd selection and 6/12 custom poems for the night for Pop Up Poetry On Demand. @rhetoricalredhead will be typing and posting her artist vision as well so please check it out. All 2 poem subjects will be available as a bundle tomorrow on her Etsy Shop listed on her profile.
Intermission is over! Back to the typewriters!
7/12 with “Old School Pocketwatches” for @_sita_. Such a fun topic. Nostalgic! Thanks chica!
“Unconditional Love” requested by@baby_cakes0657 for Pop up Poetry On Demand hosted by @rhetoricalredhead and myself.#eddiecabbage #poetryondemand Don’t forget, all of these poems will be available for purchase as 2 poem bundles from etsy.com/shop/therhetoricalredhead tomorrow.
Selection 9/12 for tonight’s Pop Up Poetry On Demand is “scars” for @mutepoet.
Truckin’ along behind #TheGodfatherOfInstagram @eddiecabbage who has already smoked me hahaha. Number 10/12 for #PopUpPoetryOnDemand tonight. We will be selling these dual poems as a package on my Etsy once we’re finished. Thanks to everyone for joining in the hullabaloo! “Starting Over, New Beginnings” for @catcullen05.
“Starting Over” for @catcullen05 …mine is a little old west style…hope you like.
Number 11/12 for #PopUpPoetryOnDemand with @eddiecabbage.“She Drinks Whiskey in a Teacup” for @frankeyredd. Fun prompt! Thanks for making this so great! Thank you to everyone who participated! Last post of mine coming right up….
Finally 12/12 for #PopUpPoetryOnDemand with “Flutterings” for @mehrlungani. I had SO much fun doing this side-by-side with @eddiecabbage. It’s as exhilarating as it is challenging, and I have a huge respect for what this man does for a LIVING. I know I’m in good hands though, and I cannot wait to #notcollab with Eddie again. All poems from tonight’s event are up on my Etsy for sale as a 2-poem package deal, which comes with all my extra goodies, courtesy of Rhetorical Redhead and Mr. Cabbage. Cheers, everyone, and thanks again!
“Flutterings” for @mehrlungani …so this is it. Number 12/12 of my Pop Up Poetry On Demand selections. I had a wonderful time and am so proud of @rhetoricalredhead and in awe of the much longer and more intricate poems she produced this evening. I had the comfort of my home writing desk while she was out in public typing away. A last reminder. Jessica will have all of these poems as 2-poem bundles available to purchase from her Etsy shop tomorrow. Just visit etsy.com/shop/therhetoricalredhead. All poems I wrote tonight will be in the mail along with 2 additional signed copies of each for orders to her. Thank you to all that participated and commented a requested subject. I do apologize we couldn’t do more than 12. Much love–Eddie.