The Inprint Poetry Buskers spread the joy of poetry by writing poems in English or Spanish on demand at festivals and special events throughout the Houston area. The group is made up of mostly graduate students and alumni from the nationally renowned University of Houston Creative Writing Program. These talented poets, using typewriters and their skill and wits, tap into the muse of immediate inspiration and write poems for people based on themes given to them on the spot. The poems are free of charge and people love taking their own poem home. Getting a poem written specifically for you is an invaluable experience, and for hundreds of Houstonians, the Inprint Poetry Busker are making poetry feel like a relevant and accessible experience.

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Poem by an Inprint Poetry Busker


by Conor Bracken

It’s invisible

When you got it it’s got you

a tender smile in its velvet jaws.

You wear it when you want

to not be you but “You!”

It’s the dress that you take off at night

to remember how it feels

to be seen.

Bring the Inprint Poetry Buskers to your community

In 2019, the Inprint Poetry Buskers wrote poems on demand at more than 15 festivals and special events around Houston. Would you like to bring the Inprint Poetry Buskers to a festival or other public event? Contact with the date, time, and description of your event.