“Street Poet”, by Tyro Heath

On wwword, July 23, 2013

Excerpt: “Several evenings a week, from five to nine, poet Allan Andre settles himself amid the bustling crowds of Manhattan’s Union Square. A sign reading “Poem on Request” catches the eyes of passersby; there’s something curiously irresistible about the sight of him perched precariously on a stool in front of his old-fashioned typewriter. “Do you charge?” a man inquires. “I ask for $5 or more,” he says. “That is, if you like it.” I find out later that it’s how Allan pays his rent; this is no part-time gig.”” Read the full story at

“Allan Andre: The Street Poet + A Typewriter”, by Carissa Gan

On SHK: Seen | Heard | Known, October 22, 2013

Excerpt: “Allan Andre sits in front of a little black typewriter, his fingers dancing to the rhythm of youth that encapsulates Union Square. People watch in awe as his fingers move rapidly across the keys, inking life onto the blank page before him. Minutes later, a fresh poem is born.” Read the full story at – 10/22/13

“The Subway Poet”, by Emily McNeely

On Newyork, March 13, 2015

Excerpt: “I was walking over the long and miserable transfer between the 6 train and the E train at Lexington Avenue when I saw him. He was seated on a chair with a small table, a typewriter, and a sign that read “Poetry Upon Request.” A little queue of people stood before him, waiting for poems.” Read the full story at – 3/13/15

 Poems On Others’ Blogs with Commentary

“Photograph” a poem by Allan Andre, by

On Ann Street Studio, September 20, 2013

Excerpt: “One of the most amazing things about living in New York is the world of unknown possibility  that awaits outside your doorstep. You never know what you may find on a walk to a cafe, or what adventure awaits by taking a different commute home. You never know who you’re going to run into on Houston and Elizabeth st or what new thing you’ll discover by just being out in the world of Manhattan.” Read the full review and the poem at

“The story of a DIY poem” by Cindy ExCites

On Public Lab, July 9, 2014

Excerpt:  “The story I will share with you tonight

some of you might know.

But none of you have heard it

in quite this way before



walking down the Broadway

yes, the famous one in New York,

I came across Allan Andre”

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“Poetry while you wait”, by Ruben Schade

on Rubenerd, August 19, 2009

Excerpt: “As a computer science and economics student who no doubt will get a technical job when I finish studying, I really stand in awe of creative people like Allan who can literally create art out of nothing but a simple concept or idea. My late mum was very much like that too.” Read the entire post at

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