Customized Party Favors in Los Angeles | On-The-Spot Haiku Poetry for Guests

Dec 1, 2022

Haikuists offer party guests the gift of a personalized haiku poem, an interactive entertainment option that results in a treasured keepsake.

Customized Party Favors in Los Angeles | On-The-Spot Haiku Poetry for Guests

The best event planners in the business know that eye-catching and innovative vendors can make or break an event. Enter Haikuists, a group of performance poets who dazzle and delight with their glamorous get-ups, vintage manual typewriters, and seemingly magical ability to write custom haiku on the spot. This treasured keepsake is the key to designing a memorable event, as the craft paper is monogrammed with the event logo, forever tying this memory to the occasion. In fact, ten people and counting have tattooed their haiku on their body, a true testament of what these three little lines can do.

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Haiku is a Japanese-descended form and subgenre of poetry comprised of three lines, with a 5-7-5 syllabic structure. The compressed form is known for the beauty of its brevity--for the art of distillation. Though haiku in the ancient tradition must follow specific rules, like using a word that references the season or a 'cutting word' that indicates a shift mid-way through the haiku, Haikuists use a more Westernized version of the haiku. They follow the standard 5-7-5 syllable pattern, shedding other formal constraints in favor of writing in free verse.

According to Haikuists, haiku poetry has the power to connect and move people in a way that today's digital world is sorely lacking. With just 17 syllables, the haiku encounter allows guests get to connect on a deeper level--whether that means having a laugh or cutting through small talk to what's on their minds and hearts. Guests simply approach the haiku station, give the haikuist a topic--any topic--and they'll take it away from there! Guests can give whatever topic or point of inspiration they want. Haikuists have written about proposal poems, poems about "becoming a father," or sillier poems about "skinny dipping" and "Kate Upton." These poems bring people joy, inspiration, and strength. “Haikuists remind us of the power of words, our desire for love, and the importance of face-to-face connection in a screen-obsessed world,” a haiku recipient shares.

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