Unforgettable interactive entertainment for every attendee at your event. 


A unique journal that guides and encourages you to reflect on your day in haiku form. 

With contributions from many of our haikuists, our favorite ways to get into the haiku mood, and stories and examples of our own poems, 102 Haiku is a gorgeously bound, fits-in-your-pocket way to bring instant inspiration into your life, even if your own personal typewriting poets are not around.

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We empower as much as we empathize. 
We inspire progress through curiosity. 
We tap into past, future, east, and west for an unforgettable moment right here, right now. 
We believe in freedom of mind, body, heart, and haiku


Learn more about our Poets

Lisa Ann (LA) Markuson

LA is our Co-founder, CEO, and fastest Haikuist. She is also the Poet Ambassador for Bowery Poetry, and the founder and host of A Revolutionary Woman podcast. She travels between California and the Northeast region. No one knows where she lives.

Erick Szentmiklosy

Erick is our Co-founder, Co-owner, idea generating machine, and boldest Haikuist. He is also a savvy business consultant, painter, and mathematician. He is based in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Daniel Zaltsman

Daniel is our Co-founder, Co-owner, and most intellectual Haikuist. He is also an expert in community management, foreign films, and all Russian things. He is based in New York City. Have you heard of it?

Tania Asnes

Tania is our premier Haiku Gal. She is also an actress, humorist, face-painter, tutor, and overall genius. She is based in New York City.

Parker Voss

Parker is our most enigmatic Haikuist. He is well versed in fine art, fashion, floral design, and production, and is fluent in Spanish in French. He is based in New York City.

Paasha Motamedi

Paasha is our most international and well-read Haikuist. He is also a fashion demigod, cultural sleuth, jazz drummer, and earth-stoppingly talented film photographer. He is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Anthony McPherson

Anthony is our most-YouTube'd Haikuist, and an internet sensation with his video series sharing responses to bigotry. He is also a poetry slammer, extremely witty and stylish and lives in Harlem, NYC.

Sarah Serrano

Sarah is our curliest Haikuist, and signs all her poems with a heart. She is a painter, teacher, actress, and someone you definitely want to meet. She is based in NYC.

Peter Tiso

Peter is our in-house typewriter mechanic, and most thoughtful Haikuist. He is also a canoe instructor, farmer, and teacher of complex cartographical skills in the Berkshires, MA.

Deena Odelle Hyatt

Deena is our most mindful, graceful, and embodied Haikuist. When not haikuing, she sings, stretches, and floats up and down the California coast, unteaching the harmful and teaching the helpful.

Mikumari Caihye

Mikumari is the Haikuist with the most stylish glasses and best stage presence, since he is an actor and mayhem poet too. He travels the world performing but calls NJ home.

Courtney McKenna

Courtney is our most glamorous and creative Haikuist. She is also an organization guru, punk rock singing guitarist, costume and jewelry design ingenue, and time traveler. She is based in Brooklyn.

Christoph Jenkins

Christoph is our most fatherly Haikuist, with three adorable daughters, and his own non-profit organization, Fighting Cancer with Poetry. He lives in Washington, DC.

Micah Greenberg

Micah is the Haikuist with the best puns and boyish charm. He has his own creative agency, event series, is our lead West Coast poet, and lives in beautiful Los Angeles.

Tomás Quiñonez-Riegos

Tomás is our only surfing Haikuist, and loves to wipe out.  To pay the bills he is a future workforce strategy consultant. He is based in San Francisco.

Devin Person

Devin is our most magical Haikuist. If you want to know what we mean by that, why don't you just click right here and see what happens to you.

The List Continues:

Daniel Hoopes

Christine Aprile

Catalina Lavalle

Lex Paulson

Kate Poston

Peter Hornung

Leah Clancy

Andrew Bucket

Vreni Michelini Castillo aka Chhoti Maa

Logan Hollow

Sahina "Ina" Jerome

Mike Long

Victor Zapanta

Dan Tuttle

Joyce Lim

Bryson Hoff

Katie Lauren Walker

Cameron George Stuart

Jackson Lewis

Noah Moss

Kelly Yeo

Christopher Nataanii Cegielski

Nikki Best

George Coker


To make an inquiry, request an interview, propose a project, or commission a performance, kindly send a note to LA@thehaikuguys.com to connect with our CEO, Lisa Ann (LA) Markuson.


We pride ourselves in creating unforgettable interactive experiences for the most conscious and discerning clients, whose values align with our own. Here is a small selection of our clients, partners, and audiences.


Women's Wear Daily

The W Hotel

The Brooklyn Public Library

Dances of Vice




Steve Madden

The National Archives

Barnes & Noble


Wanderlust Festivals


The Get Down

Flavorpill Media

Sundance TV

Giovanni Rana

Brightest Young Things


Starwood Hotels

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club



Endurance Partners

The Feast on Good

Share This

St Ives

The Glenlivet

Powers Whiskey

Josie Natori

James Altucher

The New Stand

Motivation Mobile