Jennifer  Jones

Jennifer Jones

Founder and poet

Jennifer (Styperk) Jones's poetry has been published in Denver Quarterly, The Texas Observer, Open City, and The Battered Suitcase. Online publications include Gabriella?, I love your shoes, Relationships, and Branches. After studying English Literature and Writing at Barnard College, Columbia University, Jennifer received the James A. Michener Grant for writers, an MA in Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, an MSED at Duquesne University, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her poetry and book art has been exhibited at Translate This, Take Note, Audio Body, the grand opening reception and exhibition of Artworks in Johnstown. Her art book objects are housed in the permanent collection at the California Institute of the Arts Library.

Heather  Miles

Heather Miles

Editor and poet

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Heather Miles went on to earn an MA in writing from California State University, Northridge and an MFA in poetry from the California Institute of the Arts. Heather loves animals and takes her coffee black. Her poetry has been published in literary journals including Black Clock and the Saranac Review. She was nominated for the 2005 Pushcart Prize and won the 2002 Benjamin Saltman Award. Heather’s poetry speaks an everyday language, but thinks generally unconventional thoughts...

Network of Over 600 Published Poets

Published, Award Winning Poets

Our network of over 600 professional, published poets is the largest talent pool of its kind. Allowing us to select the best published poet to help our clients uniquely express themselves. Through our support of the arts, our founder's network and affiliations, such as the Red Room, we are able to write over 600 poems per day. Listed above is a selection of our top performing PS Poets currently writing PS Poems.

Henry  Hoke

Henry Hoke

Poet

Henry Hoke was a child in Virginia and an adult in New York and California. His work has appeared in PANK, Gigantic, Birkensnake and the New Short Fiction Series. His plays have been produced at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and on the West Coast at Son of Semele and OutLoud Theater. He created and curates the ENTER>text immersive literary events in Los Angeles.

Claudia Kohlbrenner

Poet

Claudia Kohlbrenner, a former speech-language pathologist, composed numerous entertaining educational poems for students during her 34 year career. She specializes in metered rhyming verse and has over ten years of bespoke poetry writing experience for children and adults. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is currently working on a collection of poems for preschoolers.

J. Neff Lind

J. Lind

Poet

J. Neff Lind's poetry has been featured in journals including The California Quarterly, The Rockhurst Review, Untamed Ink, Barbaric Yawp, and Nerve Cowboy. He specializes in rhymed and metered verse such as sonnets, limericks, and villanelles, which he started writing at age 10 to entertain his classmates. Currently, he spends his spare time training in mixed martial arts at Finney’s Hit Squad in Granite City, Illinois and expects to make his professional debut early next year. He is based in St. Luis, Missouri.

Damaris Montalvo

Poet

Damaris Montalvo se graduó del California Institute of the Arts en el 2011 con una maestría en escritura. Es una poeta bilingüe que escribe en inglés, español y en ambos idiomas a la vez. Damaris creció en la Ciudad de México y ahora radica en Los Ángeles, creando poemas personalizados. Sus artículos han sido publicados en la revista mexicana Swishy, enfocada a la mujer viajera. Damaris también traduce y redacta materiales para caridades nacionales e internacionales, recaudando fondos.

J. Moser

Poet

J.R. Moser specializes in humor, contemporary and found verse. He has years of experience working as our modern day Cyrano, helping women woo the men in their lives. His work has been published in ArtSlant, Gaga Stigmata and X-tra among others.

Alexandra  Ozeri

Alexandra Ozeri

Poet

Alexandra Ozeri won a prize from the Academy of American Poets and her spoken word poetry has been performed in Las Vegas for exclusive audiences. She studied English literature and creative writing at the University of Maryland and has written and edited for various magazines, news websites, film companies and organizations. She has taught writing in public schools and currently teaches creative writing in a 7th grade class. Alexandra also studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Antaeus Theatre Company, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Originally from New York, she now performs regularly in Los Angeles.

Analisa Raya-Flores

Poet

Analisa Raya-Flores is our star event poet, meaning she enjoys writing Poetry Salon party favors, which are improv poems written for guests while in attendance at your event. Her short stories have appeared in Out of Nothing and Monkeybicycle, and in 2009 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She recently returned from working as a nanny in Paris, which she considered the least romantic job and the most romantic city, respectively. In her own writing and PS writing, she writes about dying and illness, mostly, but for now she is alive and well in Los Angeles.

Kate  Richey

Kate Richey

Poet

Kate Richey teaches English literature and creative writing at an alternative high school in Iowa City, Iowa. Her poetry has been featured on the works of jewelry designers Jeanine Payer, Michelle Rhodes, and Ella Poe. A portion of one of her original poems appeared on a pendant designed for the 2008 Minneapolis Red Ribbon Ride to support AIDS research. Kate earned a B.A. in English from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. in English Education from the University of Iowa. She specializes in free verse poetry that expresses the themes of love, relationships, and celebrations of life.

Chaya  Silberstein

Chaya Silberstein

Poet

Chaya Silberstein, founder of Eating Poetry has been writing poetry since she was a child. It helped her learn how to read and write and has always been medicine for her, as well as food. She aims to pass on this gift to others through poetry cookies, performances, and workshops. She taught poetry to high school students in the Middle East and led poetry drum circles and classes in elderly care facilities in Los Angles. Chaya's written poetry for Red Thread Theater, Orthodox Union Award Plaques, MAESTRA Benifit Screening cookies, Very Venice Art Gallery Opening and Bru Haus Valentine's Day event. She currently has poetry/art displayed at Footsteps Org. in New York City. She just published her first book, a collaborative project with photographer Eric Fischer, "The Echo of Dreams." Chaya currently resides in Los Angles, CA.

Laura  Smith

Laura Smith

Poet

Laura Trantham Smith is an Assistant Professor at Stevenson University in Maryland where she teaches poetry, African American literature, and creative writing. She studied poetry at Naropa University and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. Scholarly and creative works have appeared in Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Monday Night. She has served as a Poet in the Schools in Philadelphia, PA and Austin, TX and has led gender and sexuality writing workshops at the Queer Texas Conference, the International Drag King Extravaganza, and OutYouth, Austin’s center for LGBTQ youth.

Sarah  Walko

Sarah Walko

Poet

Sarah Walko is a multimedia sculptor, installation artist and writer based in New York City. An MFA graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, she is the executive director of Triangle Arts Association, while also working within an independent film collective, Santasombra, which shows at International Film Festivals. She has been the featured artist in A Dirty Goat and Artwork/Image: Redivider Literary Journal, among other journals. Her large scale installation for the Museum of Nature in Vancouver was recognized in Art Forum's ten best exhibitions of 2011.