Typing on-the-spot poems since 2013:
“You guys are amazing!
People’s lives are changed after these poems!”
“You’re our favorite part of this party.
You’re like 10 times better than the alcohol — and that’s saying something.”
(company holiday party)
HOW IT WORKS
People give us a topic: “I’m starting this new job…” “Ohmygod I love cheese!”
In about 3 minutes, we turn it into a full-length poem, right in front of them.
And we do it on really cool typewriters.
“You give them the words, they spit out a poem.
Sometimes, you hand them your heart and they find its expression.”
Since 2013, we’ve typed for 100s of groups
(click each for more):
Dell Children’s Hospital
Nantucket Book Festival
mayor of Boston
Willie Nelson’s SXSW fest
National Arts Marketing Project
Martine Liqueur launch tour
Each poem is moment of authentic, individual connection.
“Typewriter Rodeo blew our minds last night.”
(The Phillips Collection)
(photo courtesy of AlexanderPhotographers.com)
Your skill and speed are unparalleled.”
It’s a personal, sometimes deeply emotional experience that typically ends in laughter, high fives, even tears and hugs.
“That’s incredible! I just got chills!”
(TV anchor Autria Godfrey)
Unique, interactive entertainment for any venue or event:
- corporate conferences
- book & music festivals
- school poetry workshops
- pretty much anything
We’re based in Austin, TX, but we travel all over:
- Smithsonian – D.C.
- PayPal – San Jose, CA
- Art Museums – Boston, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Seattle
- Science Museums – Dallas, San Antonio, Austin
- Hilton Resorts – Cabo, Mexico
- The Press Hotel – Portland, ME
- Silhouette Optical – The Catskills, NY
- Book Festivals & Fairs – Nantucket, Boston, D.C., Texas, Seattle, Portland (OR)
- SXSW – Willie Nelson’s Ranch, TX
- LitQuake – San Francisco
- Stories Rule the World – Brooklyn, NY
- Audi USA – Austin
- (See calendar for full list)
“Thank you for making last night so special!”
(Hilton Resorts – Cabo, Mexico)
How do people typically respond?
To an original poem written just for them?
Well, a picture’s worth…
“At the Ransom Center museum, Jodi crafted a poem about my son that was beautiful, funny, and heartfelt. I looked at her with tears in my eyes after reading it and all I could say was ‘Thank you. It’s perfect.’
The poem is now framed and hanging in his room.” (Jen Rios, event guest)
Click here to hire us or get a rate quote.