telepoem booth® exhibits

-Phone booths and kiosks with 1000+ verses in the poetry directory that allow you to dial-a-poem on a rotary or push-button phone. 

- A multi-sensory community gift: visual, haptic and aural, multi-genre and multi-media. ADA accommodations provide poetry for all users, of all physical abilities. 

-Poetry, art and music pieces that engage participation and feature community poets. Performance vehicle for voices of many kinds. Co-created with community.

telepoem booth books 


what are telepoem booths? 

visit a phone booth,

pick up the receiver &



Telepoem Booth® Iowa

in the Millwork District covered walkway connecting East 10th and East 11th streets, Dubuque, IA


Telepoem Booth® Bisbee

at Jonquil Motel, 317 Tombstone Canyon Rd., Bisbee, AZ


Telepoem Booth: Missed Calls and Other Poetry (listen to poems)

Based on the Telepoem Booth art piece, a vintage phone booth that the public can dial-a-poem on a rotary or push-button phone, Telepoem Booth: Missed Calls and Other Poetry  is a compilation of poetry gathers stories and memories of phone booth experiences, along with poetry, from Telepoets across the nation. This book mirrors the interactivity of the artpiece by providing poems and Telepoem numbers to dial at any networked Telepoem Booth. Contact us to purchase a copy ($15.)
Edited by Elizabeth Hellstern. Contributors: Albert Goldbarth, Chris Green, Elizabeth Hellstern, Lyla June, Michael Martone, Mary McGinnis, Charissa Menefee, Mark Neumann, Jia Oak Baker, Stephen Reno, Aaron Rudolph, Jesse Sensibar and hülya n. yılmaz. Cover design by Kelli Rua Klein. 
This publication is made possible with support from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry.

Telepoem Booth Santa Fe: Collected Calls

Telepoem Booth Santa Fe: Collected Calls is a compilation of poetry that complements the public art piece Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe, an interactive phone booth that users can dial a number for free on the payphone to hear recordings of poets. Thirty Santa Fe telepoems are available to read in this book (and dial at any Networked Telepoem Booth). Contact us to purchase a copy ($15.).