about the store

about the store

a desire for words from silvi alcivar.

video made by lonny shavelson as part of the sfportals project.

You probably hear this all the time, but you were the hit of the garden party yesterday. I know your secret: you are not only a wonderful poet but an amazing listener! I heard from several people how your words touched their soul and moved them to tears. What a wonderful gift.

how the poetry store works: 

  1. you want a poem.

  2. you select a beautiful piece of paper on which your poem will be written.

  3. you tell silvi what you want your poem to be about & who you want it to be for.

in three minutes or less, you will have your poem—as spontaneous as combustion and as original as bergamot and balsamic on your ice cream. get your poem in person at one of the store’s many events or order your poem online today!
the poetry store is also available for hire! to read more about booking the poetry store for your next event, click here.

Since 2008, Silvi, The Poetry Store poet, has written and sold thousands of poems throughout the Bay Area and beyond (including Antarctica!). In addition to creating on-the-spot poems, Silvi’s one-of-a-kind artwork has shown at Secession Art & Design, Collector Gallery, Femina Potens Gallery, SOMArts Ramp Gallery, The Goods Gallery, Philz Coffee, La Boutique, and Steelgrass Farm in Kauai. Her work has been featured in 7×7 magazine, Daily Candy (three times, including being named one of the 10 best discoveries of 2010), the San Francisco Chronicle, Style Me Pretty, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, as well as various other local blogs. Past and current clients include The California Academy of Sciences, SFMOMA, Google, Levi & Strauss Co., Benefit Cosmetics, The Conservatory of Flowers, IDEO, and others. The Poetry Store is also a regular vendor at well-known craft fairs such as Bazaar Bizarre, The Maker Faire, The Renegade Craft Fair, Noise Pop, and (the DIY mecca) Indie Mart. The Poetry Store has been a proud sponsor for WIPA (Wedding Industry Professional Assoc.), ISES (International Special Events Society), worked with Amorology Wedding Events, and is an official partner of Locally Grown Weddings. She’s also a current member of City Art Gallery and shows work there often.

Silvi loves to practice her craft, share her art, meet people, and bring poetry into the world. She’d love nothing more than to do this more with more people. She’s so grateful to every one who supports her work and she looks forward to being in touch with you.

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