Poetry Commissions

As a traditional poet, I specialize in fixed form or closed form poetry. As opposed to the free verse poetry that is arguably the most prevalent in modern times, my poetry uses a fixed verse, meaning that a set template or formula of my choosing – including a specific meter, rhyme scheme, and stanza structure, is used to compose a given poem. My creativity thrives in this kind of artistic format. My poetic style is best described as textual vignette, and is most exemplified by highly verbose and deliberate usage of descriptive language to paint a picture of an environment, a short scenario, an abstract concept, an emotional state, and a variety of other subjects.

I prefer to keep my public commissions free of explicitly erotic content. Though I deeply enjoy darker aesthetics and concepts, I also don’t want to focus too heavily on extremely violent or grotesque subject matter. I also will not take commissions for poems that feature overtly political topics. If you’re unsure about a particular subject for a commission, just ask. Outside of those restrictions, I have a pretty broad palette of creative ideas that I can work with. I enjoy writing poems about abstract concepts and emotions the most – though much of my poetry takes on a narrative or thematic quality as well. I’m very aesthetically driven, and I love alternative subculture, so in addition to more universal themes, culturally informed poems appeal to me greatly.

I will be taking poetry commissions on a first come first serve basis, and I prefer to give myself at least a few days to complete them, in most situations. That said, I prefer to maintain regular communication with my clients during the creative process, whenever possible. Despite my traditionalist mindset, I’m quite flexible creatively, and I enjoy getting input from people who I take commissions from. Commission provides me with more ways to inspire further creative development, and the more transparent communication I have with my clients about the creation of the whole piece, the better.

I will be charging $2.00 for every 100 words, or $0.02 per word. My poems are typically shorter – approaching 100 words in total. This is my ideal length for poems. Medium length poems approaching 200 words are less common for me, and I’ve yet to write poems that are much longer than that. If you commission me for a poem, you can expect your poem to be closer to $2.00 USD, but if you present a more complex subject, it will probably be closer to $4.00 USD. In the rare instance that I think that your poem might significantly exceed 200 words, I will inform you of that as soon as possible. If you are interested in commissioning a poem the best place to reach me is either on Discord as Eugene Faust#4496, or by traditional email as provided below.