Brilliant Idea, busking with poetry

busking with poetry

This is genius, pure genius.

Meet Lynn Gentry. You can find him on the subway in New York and ask him to create a Poem, on demand. He’s a pay what you please vendor. The most he has ever earnt is reported to be $122 but he estimates that most people pay $5-$10 per poem and he will compose up to 20 poems a day (that’s around $700 per week, more in the summer).

Gentry also composes for events and business campaigns, and performs music in a style he calls “electric freak folk.” Within the next month, he’ll start a crowdfunding campaign to finance his second music album, “Sleeper Birth.” You can see his projects and follow his work on his website

Here’s an example of what he produces, brilliant



There are 2 comments

  1. Really interesting site, I’ve just spent 3 hours reading your blog back-catalogue!

    Keep up the good work, hope we get a chance to meet sometime


    January 29, 2015, 11:36 am
  2. Thanks Dave, that’s really kind.

    Here I am on LinkedIn if you would like to connect,

    January 29, 2015, 11:52 am