Benjamin Aleshire travels the world as a poet-for-hire, composing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter in the street. His work has appeared in The Times UK, Iowa Review, Boston Review, London Magazine, Lit Hub, and the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog. Ben is the recipient of a 2020 James Merrill Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, and a waiter-scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He serves as a contributing editor for Green Mountains Review. Find him at www.poetforhire.org, and on Instagram at @benjamin_aleshire.