If you want to hire Tonia for  an event, or order a personalized poem for yourself or a loved one, please email :, or call 618-238-9213

Poet and south-central Illinois resident Tonia Marie Harris writes personalized poems on her vintage typewriter for you or as a gift for a friend, lover, or family member. Tell your story, or give her a prompt, and she’ll type it in free verse.

Tonia is available for weddings, festivals, fundraisers, wine tastings, fundraisers, corporate events, and more. She creates poems using her vintage Smith-Corona typewriter on-the-spot. The 4×5 poems are typed on quality card stock paper and tucked into pretty envelopes. She can coordinate the paper and envelopes to your event specifications. Tonia brings creativity and intimacy to every event, and your guests or clients walk away with a unique gift for themselves, or a for a loved one.