Poetry Bedazzled ✨

Custom-typed poems, as event entertainment.

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You guys are making people cry!
Look at this  everybody’s lives are changed after these poems!
(PCMA Convening Leaders Conference)

“There’s something particularly beautiful about what you offer to people.
You kick started my heart.”
(San Antonio Cocktail Conference)


We write full-length poems, on-the-spot, on whatever topics people give us.
We also use really cool typewriters.

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“You give them the words, they spit out a poem.
Sometimes, you hand them your heart and they find its expression.”
(Nantucket Magazine)

“More than just conference entertainment —
it was a personal, emotional keepsake for each employee.”
(PayPal)


For over 3 years, we’ve typed poems for all sorts of events
(click each for more):

National Arts Marketing Project
Nantucket Book Festival
Smithsonian
mayor of Boston
Willie Nelson’s SXSW fest
PayPal California
Martine Liqueur launch tour
NPR Austin


Here’s a quick video on how it works.  And an article:

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“Typewriter Rodeo is the next BIG interactive entertainment.
It’s just the right mix of creative and nostalgia.”
(Red Velvet Events)

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Each poem is moment of authentic, individual connection that, in today’s screen-focused age, is all too rare.

Typewriter Rodeo blew our minds last night.” 
(Phillips Collection, D.C.)

“You guys were a smash hit!
Your skill and speed are unparalleled.”
(Smithsonian, D.C.)

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[@ Smithsonian’s “Type-o-Rama”]

HOW IT WORKS

Guests come up to our table and give us any topic they want.

In about 3 minutes we type them an original, full-length poem that’s theirs to keep.

Video overview:

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“The most delicate, creative memento I ever took from a corporate event —
any event, as a matter of fact.”
(PayPal conference guest)
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It’s a personal, sometimes deeply emotional experience that typically ends in laughter, high-fives, even tears and hugs.

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“That’s incredible!  I just got chills!
(D.C. TV anchor Autria Godfrey)

EVENTS:  We provide unique entertainment for (click each for more):

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We’re based in Austin, TX, but we travel all over.  Some past gigs: 

  • Smithsonian – D.C.
  • PayPal – San Jose, CA
  • Silhouette Optical – The Catskills, NY
  • Hilton Resorts – Cabo, Mexico
  • Book Festivals & Fairs – Nantucket, Boston, Texas & D.C.
  • SXSW – Willie Nelson’s Ranch, TX
  • Art Museums – Boston, Houston & Dallas
  • Audi USA – Austin
  • (See calendar for full list)

It takes two to rodeo! 

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We bring at least two poets to every event. Why?

Guests like the interactive experience a lot more than if it’s a solo typist.

Plus, the sound of multiple typewriters clacking away?  That’s just fun.

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“Thank you for making last night so special!
Everyone loved their poems and kept sharing them.”

(Hilton Resorts – Cabo)

How do people typically respond?

To an original poem written just for them?

Well, a picture’s worth…

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“At the Ransom Center party, 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 Burns, event guest)


Click here to hire us or get a rate quote.

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