The Poem Store

Meet Afrose Fatima Ahmed, a traveling poet who, along with her trusty typewriter, has traveled across the contiguous United States in pursuit of an idea of home. Born out of grief after a personal tragedy, Afrose’s project—”Poem Store,” impromptu typewritten poetry for strangers—is an opportunity to connect with other people in a common quest for belonging. View the video on the Atlas Obscura YouTube channel.