We bring you unforgettable interactive entertainment.
Then, you get a custom poetic gift, for every attendee at your event.
OUR BOOK - 102 HAIKU
The official launch party was at Arlo SoHo on September 23rd. Watch the one-minute video recap here!
We call her 102 Haiku, 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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:
Vreni Michelini Castillo aka Chhoti Maa
Sahina "Ina" Jerome
Katie Lauren Walker
Cameron George Stuart
Christopher Nataanii Cegielski
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
The National Archives
Barnes & Noble
The Get Down
Brightest Young Things
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
The Feast on Good
The New Stand