From Christopher Casamassima:
[Free Poetry For], formerly, PO25¢EM is an ongoing series of tiny chapbooks
(4.25″ by 5.5″) that are printed in a limited edition of 100 copies.
We started publishing these chapbooks in 2004, and they can be found up and
down the east coast of the USA, primarily, but have been spotted as far away
as Helsinki, London and Amsterdam. There are currently 85 writers in the
series, with a total pressing of 8500 chapbooks.
Each chapbook features between 8 and 16 pages of poetry by one author.
When the chapbooks are printed, they are disseminated throughout public
space (cafes, airports, buses and bus shelters, trains, waiting rooms, etc.
The purpose of the series is to heighten the awareness of poetry by putting
it in odd and unusual places and spaces, where poetry isn’t traditionally
understood to belong.
By reclaiming poetry as a non-permanent, non-referential, non-propriety
action (rather than an object to be relegated to the classrooms and
academia), we give back poetry to the people, regardless of class, race,
If you would like to be part of this ongoing series, please send 8-16 pages
of poems (and by pages we mean size 4.25″ by 5.5″) to
email@example.com. Please use this format for the subject line: