Today is Pay for Your Coffee With a Poem Day

Electric Lit is committed to publishing—and paying writers—through the pandemic without any layoffs or pay cuts. Please consider supporting us during this difficult time. Donate here.
.

If you are a writer, you’ve probably measured out a good portion of your life in cafe coffee spoons. Well, today you writers can get your coffee for the price of a poem. To mark International Poetry Day, the coffee maker Julius Meinl has gotten over 1,000 coffee shops in 23 countries to agree to exchange coffee for poetry. You can see if your city has a poetry-friendly shop here (the vast majority are in continental Europe) or follow on twitter with #PayWithAPoem. Watch the video above to find out more.

(h/t The Guardian)

More Like This

An Outbreak of Contagious Laughter Threatens to Destroy the World

Ilze Hugo's South African epidemic novel "The Down Days" shows us how disease shapes culture

May 29 - Angela Chen

20 New Asian American Books to Read Right Now

Poetry, graphic narratives, memoirs, essay collections, and novels that are expanding the canon of AAPI literature

May 29 - Ruth Minah Buchwald
Thank You!