The Traveling Poetry Emporium came to Monmouth University's campus on April 16 creating personalized poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Students visited one of their pop-up poetry booths in the lobby of the Student Center, Dining Hall or Plangere Center and named any topic they wanted. Then, in less than five minutes, one of traveling poets GennaRose Nethercott, Cassandra de Alba or Julia Story composed an original, full-length poem on an antique manual typewriter just for them.

The poets also lead a generative writing workshop, where they lead students though hands-on writing exercises to create poetry of their own.