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Why book a poetry writing service through Airtasker?

A beautifully-written poem is a great way to pay tribute to a loved one, greet your spouse on their birthday, or complement a painting or illustration that you made. But writing poems - even short ones - takes time and skill. Suppose you aren’t much of a wordsmith yourself, no worries! You can easily find a poem writer through Airtasker.

First, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the task post. Please indicate what you want the poem to be about, who or what it’s for, and your deadline. State your budget for the task, then tap “Get quotes.” After this, you’ll get offers from available poets.

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Top Poetry Writing related questions

How do I get ideas to write a poem?

You can find inspiration anywhere - the view outside your window, a conversation you had last night, current events, and more! If you’re writing the poem for someone, you can reminisce about special occasions or their little quirks and habits. Once you have your poem written or printed out, why not make it part of a gift basket? You can also use Airtasker to find a shopper to help you create a personalised gift basket for your loved one.

What are good questions to ask a writer?

Some good questions to ask your poem writer include:

  • How long have you been writing poetry?
  • Do you have any experience writing poems for similar occasions or situations?
  • How will we collaborate on this project?
  • How many times can I ask you to revise the poem?
  • How long does it usually take you to write a poem?
  • Can I take a look at your writing portfolio?

Can I ask poetry writers for a sample?

Yes, you can! Most writers nowadays will have a portfolio or blog that you can visit. This typically consists of work that they have permission to share. But if most of their poetry work is confidential or under non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), you may not be able to read what they have written for clients like you. Feel free to ask the Tasker about this in your task post.

What can a Tasker write about?

This may depend on the Tasker, so this should be included in your task post. For example, if you need a poem in the style of a specific period or to fit a genre, talk about your culture, or use a foreign language, you’ll need to indicate this in your request. Poems for greeting cards, children’s books, or speeches are typically part of what poem writers can do. 

How long does the poetry writing process take?

This would depend on you and the poem writer you hire. While some poets may only need an afternoon or a week to draft and finalise a poem, others need time, especially if you’ve requested a long, epic-style poem. If you also want to review the poem and have the Tasker revise it, the back-and-forth will also take a couple of days. As a general rule of thumb, your task post should have the deadline for your poem.

Can a Tasker also help me analyse poems?

It depends! While you can hire a poet to help you analyse a poem you’ve read, it may be better to hire an English or reading tutor instead. The tutor may help you explore the poem by looking at its title, identifying the speaker, and discussing the mood, themes, tone, structure, form, and metrical pattern. A tutor may also give you insight into the poet and the poem’s context, such as when, where, and why it was written. 

What do poetry writing services include?

Poetry writing services typically include discussing the poem’s topic and style, writing, and revising it. While most available Taskers write poems in English, you can always try requesting poems in your language of choice. In general, here’s what you can expect when you hire a poem writer through our platform: 

Discussing the topic and style of the poem

The process starts with you and the Tasker discussing the topic and style of the poem. For example, if the poem is meant to be part of a Valentine’s Day package or a birthday tribute, you’ll want to tell the Tasker a bit about your relationship with the recipient. This step adds a degree of personalisation to the finished poem. If you want the poem to mention memories, little habits you love, or inside jokes, you could ask the poem writer to work these into the material. 

Next, the Tasker may suggest poetry styles for you to choose from. These may include the Japanese haiku, a sonnet similar to Shakespeare’s, or free verse poetry. If you have a poem that you like, you can share this with the Tasker so that they can familiarise themselves with your taste. 

Since poetry is a creative form of writing, it’s easy for you and the Tasker to have different poetry tastes. Make sure that you and the poem writer you hire are on the same page regarding writing standards.

Writing the poem

After consulting with you, the Tasker starts drafting the poem. This could take anywhere from half an hour to a week. Once they’re done writing the poetry, the Tasker submits the output for your approval. In some cases, you might even receive a couple of options to choose from. 

Revising the poem (as needed)

If you aren’t happy with the first draft of the poem, you can ask the Tasker to revise it. This revision process should ideally be factored into your desired deadline and the poem writer’s quotation. If you want to skip the revision process altogether, make sure that you and the poem writer make enough allowance for creativity and difference in creative taste. 

Finalising your poem

Once you’re happy with the finalised poem, you’re free to print it onto a card, send it to your loved one, or integrate it into your illustration! If you want to have your poem delivered with flowers and chocolates, you can use Airtasker to find a gift delivery specialist near you.