Tailormade Poems is a bespoke poetry service I offer with poet Rebecca Bilkau.
Whatever the occasion, whoever the recipient we can write a poem to fit the bill.
With an occasion upcoming, you need a special present, a greetings card that says it all, a poem…
Click on samples of Previous Tailormades to see if you like our style. If you do, then get in touch through the contact form below.
We take it in turns to write the poems, so whoever will be working on your poem will get back to you to arrange a time to talk about the subject of your poem, garnering as much information and detail as possible to vivify the poem. We can do this over the phone or on Skype.
We’ll also arrange the timescale in which you want the poem. In an ideal world, we’d like a month between first contact and sending the poem. This is because you might want to tweak a bit here and there. However, if there’s less time, get in touch – we’ve been known to turn some poems round in an hour…
(Please note, though, when we say tweaks, we mean tops of five words / 1 line.)
Once you’re happy, we’ll set it on one of our Tailormade Cards, and whizz it off to you.
All this service with a smile doesn’t come expensive, either.
Poems cost £2 a line, minimum of £20, maximum of £50. Add £1 (p&p) to all poems. If you have a specific budget, please let us know at the outset.
We ask for a £10 deposit after our initial conversation, and you pay the balance on delivery of the final poem. This is best paid through bank transfer from you to us when we accept the commission.
Talk about inspired efficiency! And you can read how people have found the service here
More information on what we’ve written is here. We began Tailormade Poems with fellow poet Elizabeth Burns, who sadly died in August 2015. We will miss her clear insight and gentle presence deeply.