about us

how it all began…

Haiku Guys & Gals started when Erick and Daniel were working on another project interviewing entrepreneurs in 2012.  Instead of reaching out cold, they set up a Free Haiku Stand on a street corner in Brooklyn.  Curious people would stop by and ask for a Free Haiku.  Erick would write the haiku and while the guest was stuck standing there waiting and Dan would ask if he/she was an entrepreneur.  Turns out there are a lot of cool people in Brookyn willing to share their stories.  Someone named Jeff Krasno ran by one day and asked us to come write Free Haiku for yogis at his festival, Wanderlust.  There, someone booked us for another event, and so on.  Six years later, we have thirty poets performing in ten cities and completed over 300 events in 2018.  More to come!